The Philippine Star
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Mu c h - needed help has been extended to those badly affected by typhoon Ulysses in some evacuation centers where the risk of spreading the coronavirus is higher.
Global bio- diagnostic company SD Biosensor donated 5,000 Standard Q Antigen Test Kits to typhoon survivors in evacuation centers where social distancing is a challenge. The donation was made in response to the call of the government to roll out COVID-19 antigen testing, especially in highly vulnerable Local Government Units.
Madeline Pajarillo, president of Trulaboratories Corporation, which represents SD Biosensor in the Philippines, said, “We support our government’s efforts in controlling the spread of the virus, especially in typhoon-affected shelters where the risk of infection is high. Testing is at the forefront of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic and a comprehensive package of high-quality, affordable tests that provide reliable and immediate results is key.”
The company donated the antigen kits to areas heavily affected by typhoon Ulysses, such as Marikina and Rodriguez (Montalban) province. Marikina Councilors Angel Nunez and Donn Carlo Favis, and Rodriguez councilor Arnold Rivera received the donations on behalf of their constituents.
The SD Biosensor Antigen Test is the first antigen test kit approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) for its Emergency Use Listing. SD Biosensor Antigen Test has been validated by the Research Institute of Tropical Medicine (RITM) and meets the minimum Clinical Sensitivity requirement of WHO and Health Technology Assessment Council (HTAC).