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Chembio Diagnostics To Send COVID-19 IgM/IgG System to Brazil

Chembio Diagnostics, Inc., a leading point-of-care diagnostic company focused on infectious diseases, announced its receipt of a $4 million order from Bio-Manguinhos for the purchase of Chembio’s DPP COVID-19 IgM/IgG System, to support the urgent needs of Brazil’s Ministry of Health. Bio-Manguinhos is a subsidiary of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) that is responsible for the development and production of vaccines, diagnostics and biopharmaceuticals, primarily to meet demands of Brazil’s national public health system. Chembio has a long-standing relationship with Bio-Manguinhos, having supplied multiple products for point-of-care detection of HIV and other infectious diseases. Chembio’s Brazilian subsidiary has filed for ANVISA approval of the DPP COVID-19 IgM/IgG System under the emergency use authorization program.

The DPP COVID-19 IgM/IgG System is a single-use rapid point-of-care test for the detection and differentiation of IgM and IgG antibodies to COVID-19 in whole blood, via fingerstick using Chembio’s handheld analyzer, which achieved ANVISA approval and CE Mark during 2019. The System is intended for use in clinical and point-of-care settings to aid in the diagnosis of SARS‑CoV-2 infection.

“We are pleased to deepen our relationship with Bio-Manguinhos to address the serological testing needs surrounding COVID-19,” said Javan Esfandiari, Chembio’s Executive Vice President and Chief Science & Technology Officer. “Recent studies reiterate that both molecular and serological tests are needed to definitively confirm a virus carrier, and the strength of our DPP platform technology enabled our team to develop a high quality test for SARS‑CoV‑2 efficiently and rapidly. Our serology test will detect the presence of antibodies in blood indicating that a person had an immune response to SARS-CoV-2, regardless of whether symptoms developed from infection or if the infection was asymptomatic.”

In the United States, Chembio will begin testing the DPP COVID-19 IgM/IgG system at multiple sites. The testing program has been designed to generate the clinical validation data that Chembio needs in order to submit the DPP COVID-19 IgM/IgG System for Emergency Use Authorization by the FDA and to commercially launch the System under new FDA guidelines.

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