UPDATE : Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Seegene supplies Covid-19 diagnostic kit to Brazil through PAHO
  • By Lee Han-soo
  • Published 2020.05.19 16:49
  • Updated 2020.05.19 16:49
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Seegene said that it has exported five million Covid-19 diagnostic kits to Brazil through the mediation of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

Seegene’s diagnostic kit Allplex 2019-nCoV Assay

"PAHO had requested the supply of 10 million test kits to our subsidiary in Brazil,” Seegene said. “The company plans to export AllplexTM 2019-nCoV Assay to the Latin American country, and is also discussing to increase the shipment volume by 50 percent to 100 percent.”

Founded in 1920, PAHO is the world's oldest international public health organization. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., it has almost all North and South American countries as its members.

Starting with the export through PAHO, Seegene is also discussing the supply to Brazil's state governments and the private sector as well as to other Latin American nations.

"The company believes that the high evaluation of our Covid-19 diagnostic kits has led to the large-scale export deal,” the company said. "Seegene's products can detect three target genes -- E gene, RdRp gene, N gene -- in one tube, and have high-capacity automated inspection system, featuring high accuracy and efficiency."

The company said it could mass-produce and supply its products in a short period and has shipped more than 20 million kits to about 60 countries.

"This supply contract is an unprecedentedly large in scale in the area of molecular diagnostics," the company said. "it shows that the demand for Seegene's products is surging worldwide."


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