A new COVID-19 diagnostic kit developed by Slovak scientists is registered by Slovakia’s State Institute for Drug Control (ŠUKL). The first 100,000 tests, donated to the Slovak Republic by the ESET Foundation, are ready to be handed over to state diagnostic laboratories.
BRATISLAVA – Slovak scientists from MultiplexDX, the Biomedical Research Center of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (BMC SAS), the Comenius University Science Park in Bratislava, Lambda Life and ProScience Tech joined forces to develop and register the first Slovak-made diagnostic kit for COVID-19. The ESET Foundation supported the development and production of the kit and donated the first 100,000 tests to the government of the Slovak Republic.
On May 14, the State Institute for Drug Control (ŠUKL) approved the kit, which is called vDetect COVID-19 RT-qPCR. The first 100,000 tests will be delivered to state diagnostic laboratories. “The State Institute for Drug Control dealt with the application for registration of the test as a matter of priority, and the final decision was issued within four working days of receiving the application. With the technical dossier and validation tests meeting the necessary criteria, the registration went smoothly. This is the first registration of an IVD test by the State Institute for Drug Control that was designed, manufactured, and registered in Slovakia,” says the director of ŠUKL, PharmDr. Zuzana Baťová, PhD.
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