Roche To Introduce Next-Generation Portfolio Of COVID-19 Rapid Tests

  • Roche Holdings AG RHHBY has announced the launch of its next-generation portfolio of COVID-19 rapid antigen tests (2.0) for self-testing and professional use in countries accepting the CE Mark. 
  • Distribution of the new rapid test portfolio is projected to begin in the coming weeks.
  • Roche builds upon one of the broadest portfolios of COVID-19 rapid testing solutions with three new test configurations featuring enhanced performance through an improved capture antibody and new digital data sharing capabilities to all tests. 
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  • All tests work seamlessly with navify Pass, Roche’s digital solution that allows individuals and healthcare professionals to store, display immediately, and share COVID-19 vaccination status and test results through a unique data matrix.
  • Roche maintains the capacity to provide tens of millions of tests each month to meet sustained high worldwide demand from individuals and healthcare professionals.
  • Using nasopharyngeal and nasal swab samples, respectively, the tests deliver reliable results in as few as 15 minutes in individuals with or without symptoms consistent with COVID-19.
  • Lab testing showed that all three tests could qualitatively detect major variants of concern, including Delta and Omicron variants. Emerging variants are continuously monitored.
  • Price Action: RHHBY shares closed at $40.53 on Tuesday.
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