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Access Bio’s CareStart COVID-19 Antigen test gives results within 10 minutes, Becton, Dickinson’s BD Veritor within 15 minutes and InBios International’s SCoV-2 Ag Detect within 20 minutes. All three hold emergency use authorizations.
BD has EUA for Veritor At-Home COVID-19 rapid antigen test using smartphone vision technology to interpret and digitally display results. Researchers at biotech firms and medical schools measure advantages of at-home use of rapid antigen tests over quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction tests.
Increased demand tied to COVID-19, plus supply chain difficulties, led to the blood collection device shortage, the US agency says.
Patients who receive breast reconstructive surgery using some brands of acellular dermal matrix seem to have a higher risk of major complications than those whose surgeries did not use the mesh, says a safety alert from the US FDA.