Roche set to launch ‘game-changer’ antigen test this week

Collection of samples from the nasal passage will be much easier, and the test will deliver results in 30 minutes

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
31st January, 2021
Roche set to launch ‘game-changer’ antigen test this week
Finbarr Kenny, director of Roche Ireland, says it is a key moment for rapid tests Picture: John Allen

Healthcare firm Roche will this week launch a nasal 30-minute rapid antigen test for Covid-19 that could be a “game-changer” for community testing, the Business Post has learned.

This Wednesday, February 3, Roche will launch a new test which will allow much easier sample-gathering from the nasal passage, according to Finbarr Kenny, director of Roche Ireland.

“We are at a pivotal moment for rapid tests,” Kenny told the Business Post. “The...

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