The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave the greenlight for an emergency approval of a COVID-19 testing kit, produced by Bodysphere, Inc. The new avenue for testing can deliver a positive or negative result in just two minutes, which breaks every testing record thus far.
BREAKING: The FDA has issued an emergency approval for a testing kit than can detect coronavirus in two minutes. https://t.co/VddoVrPuan— Axios (@axios) March 31, 2020
BREAKING: The FDA has issued an emergency approval for a testing kit by biotech firm Bodysphere than can detect coronavirus in two minutes.https://t.co/Gbp0X5L2pY— Coronavirus (COVID-19) Alerts (@coronaviruscare) March 31, 2020
The FDA has taken any and every action to approve testing with quick results. This news from Bodysphere is monumental, because the wait time has been a huge hurdle for increasing testing; the typical wait time for results is four to five days. Abbott Laboratories launched a portable test last week that produces results in 5 minutes, also via and emergency approval by the FDA.
Abbott Labs is unveiling a coronavirus test that can tell if someone is infected in as little as 5 minutes, and is so small and portable it can be used in almost any health-care setting https://t.co/yTxGQABlno— Bloomberg (@business) March 28, 2020
The private sector has been an unmatched ally for the Trump Administration during the fight against COVID-19, providing a multitude of resources to the government.
THANK YOU to America's great inventors and entrepreneurs for your incredible support for the men and women fighting the Coronavirus on the front lines. ????— The White House (@WhiteHouse) March 31, 2020
West Wing Reads: https://t.co/DaQTQQYSok pic.twitter.com/E7gO5yKvMf
The White House coronavirus task force will brief the nation at 5p.m. EST. Follow along with us here.