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Coronavirus test by Northern Ireland company takes ’15 minutes’

AlphaPH says that it has so far secured 20,000 orders for the tests across the UK

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A Northern Irish company says that it has launched a 15 minute Covid-19 swab test.

AlphaPH says that it has secured the distribution rights for the test that reportedly provides results without the need for laboratory analysis and is 98 per cent accurate in detecting positive cases.

The test has been created by one of Europe’s leading bio-technology companies, Alpha Pharma, and has been brought to the market by three Northern Irish businessmen.

Alpha PH Director, Kevin Sweeney, who has 20 years’ working within healthcare and pharma, said: ” As one of the leading bio-technology companies in the EU, Alpha Pharma is best known for its production and distribution of blood analysis systems, most commonly used in the detection and monitoring of diabetes.

“Through a mutual connection, we heard about Alpha Pharma’s work back in April. Being based in Italy, the company had witnessed the devasting effects of coronavirus first-hand, and the business quickly pivoted its expertise, resources and technology to the trial and development of Covid-19…

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