MyBio, the Kilkenny-based life sciences company, has partnered with Pharmed, a leading supplier of pharmacies in Ireland and the UK, to bring a highly accurate and easy-to-use Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Self-test to their pharmacy network nationwide. The MP Biomedicals Covid-19 Rapid Antigen self-test is the only European manufactured, EU Certified Rapid Antigen Self-test, giving results in 15 mins and is 98.72% accurate.

Peadar Coyle, Business Development Director at Pharmed Ltd said: “With an almost 100% distribution network to pharmacies in Ireland we are delighted to be MyBio’s official distribution partner in Ireland. These Rapid Antigen Self-Tests are an accurate, CE Certified, easy-to-use way to test for Covid-19 and are available in pharmacies nationwide.”

Commenting, MyBio Managing Director, Dr Linda Nolan said: “We’re delighted to see the Government taking steps to introduce Rapid Antigen testing, particularly with the Delta variant at close to 70% of cases in Ireland. With these tests available in pharmacies across the country, people can pick them up and quickly test for infectiousness before they meet with friends and family. The test will also enable pharmacists to issue the EU Digital Covid Certificates as per the new EU Digital COVID Certificates Regulations.”

Charlotte Dugdale, Quality & Compliance Manager at Pharmed Ltd added: “MP Biomedicals is a globally trusted manufacturer of Life Science products. Their Rapid Sars CoV-2 Antigen Self-Test supplied by MyBio is CE-IVD certified and easy to use. Its clinical studies show test results produced 99% specificity, have been clinically validated in the EU and are mutually recognized by the EU Health Security Committee.”

To ensure users can easily operate the test, a QR code included on the packaging links to a step-by-step video on how to correctly swab and interpret the results as well as advice on what to do if the test returns a positive result.

Source: Company Press Release