Wednesday October 21, 2020

Offaly firm to supply thousands of rapid antigen Covid-19 tests

The tests, from Critical Healthcare, are not intended to replace the standard HSE test, but would allow fast and frequent testing of people in a work setting or by GPs

Daniel Murray

Business Reporter

@danieltmurray
18th October, 2020
Critical Healthcare’s Anne Cusack and Seamus Reilly. Picture: Andres Poveda

A medical products firm based in Offaly is planning to supply over 7,500 high-sensitivity rapid Covid-19 tests a month to industry, GPs and airports in a bid to help identify and isolate cases of the virus more quickly.

The company, Critical Healthcare, has been a key supplier of personal protective equipment throughout the pandemic, expanding its operations substantially since March. The company has now entered into a contract with Roche, the global pharmaceutical group, to distribute...

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