Miami University confirms high quality of IGEA’s COVID-19 rapid test
Hoofddorp, the Netherlands, 6 May 2020. IGEA Pharma N.V. (SIX: IGPH) today announced that an evaluation by the Histocompatibility Laboratories, Department of Surgery, University of Miami – Miller School of Medicine suggests that the IGEA’s COVID-19 antibody rapid test appears to be superior to an established ELISA procedure in detecting IgM and IgG antibodies.
Furthermore, an overall higher sensitivity of the IGEA’s rapid test over the ELISA procedure used has been observed using a RT PCR test comparison for the same specimens, and the PCR results comparison could suggest suitability in using the antibody-based test even in early stages of the infection.
Vincenzo Moccia, CEO of IGEA: “This is a key step in proving reliability of the IGEA’s COVID-19 antibody-based test to the market. We hope now to consolidate such evidence with a positive and soon response to our submission EUA 200192 filed with the FDA on 6 April 2020 and start selling”.
According to previous disclosures, IGEA has ensured the exclusivity of the antibody-based test under certain volume-based conditions for the US States New York, California, and Louisiana.
IGEA Pharma focuses on health-tech and med-tech products and devices. Health-tech products are exclusively preventative. IGEA commercializes an Alzheimer’s prevention set (which includes ’Alz1’, an at-home lab test kit to measure non-bound copper in the blood and ‘Alz1 Tab’, a natural dietary supplement designed to reduce blood heavy metals content), and expects to launch a diabetes type II prevention set in 2020. Non-ceruloplasmin bound copper is an expected Alzheimer’s and diabetes type II associated biomarker. Determining and regulating non-bound copper can contribute to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and diabetes type II. Med-tech products focuses on selected solutions and specialities. IGEA operates in air and inanimate environmental surface sanitization with aerosol technology-based devices and expects to start commercializing polymeric based medical bags and other specialty devices for medical use during 2020.
IGEA is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ticker IGPH) and is headquartered in Hoofddorp, the Netherlands. Find out more at www.igeapharma.nl
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