FDA Gives Green Light to Bodysphere Inc. 2-Minute Coronavirus Test

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Posted: Mar 31, 2020 2:25 PM
FDA Gives Green Light to Bodysphere Inc. 2-Minute Coronavirus Test

Source: Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian

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.

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.

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.

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