Mylab launches CoviSwift

The test is expected to be available in the market early February

Mylab Discovery Solutions has announced the approval and launch of CoviSwift-point of care high throughput solution for COVID-19. CoviSwift is the first POC testing solution that can be used at small labs, in-hospital labs, airports, villages and allow gold standard testing at high throughputs anywhere. The solution comprises the CoviSwift assay and Compact-Q machines which process 16 samples within 40 minutes. This is approximately 4 times faster than the traditional method of RT-PCR testing while maintaining the gold standard accuracy.

Hasmukh Rawal, Managing Director of Mylab said,” With this solution, we have solved many age-old problems in RT-PCR testing. For example, RT-PCR test components need to be stored and transported at -20 degrees at all times, but the CoviSwift test will be stored and transported at room temperature. This means RT-PCR testing can now reach small towns and villages where cold chains are not available or electricity is not continuously available.  We have applied for a series of patents on underlying technologies and we believe this solution will change the face of molecular diagnostics for years to come. We will continue to be at the forefront of innovation and bring timely solutions for our healthcare system.”

Mylab has developed software to interpret the results automatically without any expertise in molecular diagnostics. The user just needs to take the nasal sample into tubes, mix and put into the Compact Q. It will be available in a pack of single tests with all components so that labs do not need to manage reagent storage and logs. CoviSwift comes with a shelf life of 24 months at room temperature.

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