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Health Canada approves Spartan Cube COVID-19 test. - Spartan Bioscience

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Last updated:24th Sep 2021
Published:14th Apr 2020
Spartan Bioscience announced it has received Health Canada approval for its rapid, accurate and portable COVID-19 test. Approval by Health Canada means that tests can now be shipped to Spartan’s federal and provincial government partners starting immediately. Spartan’s test consists of a portable DNA analyzer called the Spartan Cube, which is the size of a coffee cup. The Cube performs the test with Spartan’s COVID-19 test cartridges and proprietary swabs, manufactured in Ottawa. The automated test can be operated by non-laboratory personnel in settings such as airports, border crossings, doctors’ offices, pharmacies, clinics, and remote communities. Spartan’s test was developed with funding from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) .Spartan’s technology is currently in use by expert organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the New York State Department of Health, and Mayo Clinic. It has been published in prestigious medical journals including The Lancet and The New England Journal of Medicine. Spartan’s technology has regulatory approvals worldwide, including FDA 510(k), European CE IVD Mark, and Health Canada.
Condition: Coronavirus/ARDS
Type: drug

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