FIND and Unitaid Invest to Support Technology Transfer and Boost Local Production of Covid-19 Rapid Tests in Low- And Middle-Income Countries

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ICYMI last month - interesting news on local manufacturing of rapid antigen tests

FIND and Unitaid invest to support technology transfer and boost local production of COVID-19 rapid tests in low- and middle-income countries

  • Technology transfer agreements signed to enable expanded production of high-quality antigen rapid tests in Africa and Latin America
  • Agreements signed with DCN Dx to transfer know-how to WAMA Diagnóstica (Brazil), and Bionote and Mologic to transfer know-how to DIATROPIX of the Institut Pasteur de Dakar (Senegal)
  • Separate partnership between Viatris (South Africa) and Guangzhou Wondfo Biotech (China) supported to enable commercialization and distribution of high-quality Ag RDTs in low- and middle-income countries
  • Agreements follow open call launched last year by FIND and Unitaid on behalf of the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator, to drive equitable access to rapid tests for COVID-19