Health care companies race to find test to quickly detect COVID-19

Via Minneapolis Star-Tribune

“‘Usually, you’d be able to detect it pretty close to when symptoms appear, for most viruses,'” said David Deetz, CEO of St. Paul’s Ativa Medical, which is developing a point-of-care test for COVID-19 that is still months from commercial release. “‘That’s why no one can contain this thing. … You become contagious early, and can’t detect it until late. That’s the main problem.'”

“More than a dozen companies including Ativa are working on point-of-care systems that could offer rapid early detection of COVID-19, said Divyaa Ravishankar, a global product marketing manager with Ohio-based medical research organization NAMSA.”

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