NanoEntek – FREND™ COVID-19 Ag Test

The FREND ™ COVID-19 Ag Test from NanoEntek is a fluorescence immunoassay for use with the FREND ™ POCT System. It is intended for the qualitative detection of the nucleocapsid protein of SARS-CoV-2 directly from nasopharyngeal swab samples from people who are suspected of having a SARS-CoV2 infection. With the help of the FREND ™ system, the qualitative result is available within 3 minutes, faster than any other test on the Swiss market. This saves valuable time in treating / isolating patients and for health care workers. The simple handling with just a few steps is also convincing with this test system.

Another added value is the new FREND ™ POCT system, which includes a laboratory information system / data management (up to 1,000 patient results can be saved). The data can also be collected and transferred automatically (using an LIS connection). With the help of this technology, the result can be traced back to a patient ID. In addition, the respective results can also be printed out and documented directly for convenient data management. This guarantees simple data processing and transmission of the results.

Zhejiang Orient Gene Biotech Co., LtdCoronavirus-Ag Rapid Test

The Coronavirus-Ag Rapid (Swab) Test from Zhejiang Orient Gene Biotech Co., Ltd is an in vitro immunochromatographic assay for the qualitative detection of the nucleocapsid protein antigen of SARS-CoV-2 in direct swab specimens from suspected individuals of having COVID-19. The test delivers a test result within 15 minutes and at an attractive price. The clinical performance of this Ag test was evaluated by a multicenter study at 7 locations in the USA. The tests were carried out by healthcare workers who were unfamiliar with the testing procedure. A total of 865 fresh nasopharyngeal swab specimens were collected and tested, including 119 positive specimens and 746 negative specimens. The results were compared to an FDA-approved RT-PCR assay for SARS-CoV-2. The relative sensitivity is 98.32% (95% CI * 94.06% to 99.80%) and the relative specificity is 99.60% (95% CI * 98.83% to 99.92%). The accuracy is 99.42% (95% CI * 98.66% to 99.81%) With these excellent performance data, the Ag test from Zhejiang Orient Gene Biotech Co., Ltd is probably one of the best classical immunochromatographic tests on the market.