Making It Work: Start-up quick off the mark to secure rapid Covid test orders

Alpha PH has sold 20,000 on-the-spot antigen tests a month after obtaining distribution rights

22nd October, 2020
Making It Work: Start-up quick off the mark to secure rapid Covid test orders
Kevin Sweeney, co-founder of Alpha PH, says the VivaDiag test can produce results within 15 minutes without the need for laboratory analysis

A Belfast start-up that began distributing rapid swab tests for Covid-19 just a month ago has already secured orders for 20,000 units.

Alpha PH has obtained the rights to distribute the on-the-spot test developed by Alpha Pharma, an Italian life science company, in Ireland and Britain.

Kevin Sweeney, one of three co-founders of the new venture, said the VivaDiag test could produce results within 15 minutes without the need for laboratory analysis. Priced from £25 (€27.70),...

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