Japanese manufacturer to begin exporting reagent kits for COVID-19 detection - (The Mainichi Daily News via NewsPoints Desk)

  • Shimadzu said it will begin exporting its reagent kits for detecting COVID-19 through PCR testing, starting with Southeast Asia next month, as reported The Mainichi Daily News on Friday.

  • The company said it has obtained provisional authorisation from Singapore's Health Sciences Authority to sell the kits.

  • Shimadzu started the sale of the kits in the US last September for use exclusively in laboratory tests based on the FDA emergency-use authorisation.

  • The company expects to produce up to 3000 kits for 300,000 tests per month for use outside Japan.

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