New Coronavirus Test 10 Times Faster Is FDA Approved


Roche won emergency approval from the FDA for a highly automated coronavirus test, potentially speeding up tenfold the ability to test patients.
The test runs on Roche’s cobas 6800/8800 systems and is also available in Europe and countries that accept its CE marking for medical devices.
The 8800 version is capable of testing 4,128 patients a day, and the 6800 can test as many as 1,440. Roche shares climbed early Friday as a result.
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