Roche launches new SARS-CoV-2 antibody test

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On May 4, Roche launched a new serological test for SARS-CoV-2 at its Penzberg, Germany laboratory.

The test received emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on May 3. It has an accuracy of 99.8%, according to the firm.

Roche plans to produce 3 million tests this month and 5 million per month going forward. It will invest 400 million euros ($436 million U.S.) in its Penzberg facility to achieve these targets, the company said.

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