3 companies unite to develop POC coronavirus serology test

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True Diagnostics, Infectolab, and Veravas have teamed up to develop and market a point-of-care (POC) rapid serology test for the novel coronavirus.

The VeraTest SARS-CoV-2 immunoglobulin A/immunoglobulin G (IgA/IgG) rapid test will determine whether antibodies against COVID-19 have been detected in a blood sample, with results available in fewer than 15 minutes, according to the companies.

The team effort combines the following:

  • True Diagnostics' TrueDx platform for POC diagnostics
  • Infectolab's COVID-19 serology testing services and infectious disease expertise
  • Veravas' VeraPrep clean and capture technologies

The test is designed to bind and detect antibodies specific to SARS-CoV-2 and remove cross-reacting antibodies to other types of coronaviruses, the companies said.

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