Mologic and BioSure partner on COVID-19 Antibody Self-Test

Friday, May 29, 2020

Mologic Ltd, a leading developer of diagnostic technologies, have announced today that they have joined forces with BioSure, leading experts in self-testing to produce a COVID-19 antibody self-test.

By combining Mologic’s independently verified COVID-19 lateral flow test with BioSure’s market-leading design, the companies have created a self-test for COVID-19 that can be used without any training being required. The innovative design has been proven to be extremely easy to use, requires only a fraction of a drop of blood and gives the user their own result in just 10 minutes. Since launching the first CE marked HIV self-test in 2015, BioSure have become world-leading experts in self-testing.

The BioSURE COVID-19 Antibody Self-Test will be ready for mass production at the beginning of June. It will be available to the UK and global markets and will also be available to be directly purchased by end-consumers.

Building on a longstanding partnership, materials for all of Mologic’s COVID-19 diagnostics are being supplied to the Institut Pasteur de Dakar in Senegal who will manufacture tests for the African continent at their flagship facility diaTROPiX in Dakar.

Since March, alongside Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and St George’s, University of London, leading laboratories across the world have partnered with Mologic to rapidly iterate, improve, and validate the Company’s COVID-19 diagnostic prototypes and independently assess performance.

Mark Davis, CEO, Mologic: “Mologic is thrilled to be partnering with BioSure on this COVID-19 self-test, which will enable people to quickly and safely test for antibodies to the virus in their own home. The team and our independent validation partners have worked tirelessly to develop and optimise this quality rapid diagnostic in record time and this partnership brings it one step closer getting it on the market. To all those that have contributed to this project and supported us thus far, I offer my sincere gratitude.”

Brigette Bard, CEO of BioSure: “We are incredibly proud to announce our partnership with Mologic, the world-leading scientific researchers. Our companies are very aligned in their dynamic thinking and the way we both have a strong passion to find solutions to problems. Their expertise and creativity mean that together we have an outstanding test, that everyone, everywhere, will be able to test on their own terms. I cannot thank them enough for their phenomenal approach and extraordinary hard work and I would also like to thank the general public for their unwavering support. Our companies have already developed life-saving diagnostics across our individual product portfolios, including HIV and Ebola, and jointly we can now continue to accelerate our impact by putting the test into the end users’ hands, who will get their own result while they wait.”

Mologic diagnostic tests for COVID-19

Antibody test
  Use Detects Lead validation partners Manufacturing partners Status
ELISA Laboratory use

Results in 1.5 hrs

IgG antibodies Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, St George’s, University of London, and the Institut Pasteur de Dakar Omega CE-marked and in manufacture. Submitted to FIND for validation. WHO EUL pending.
Lateral flow Point-of-need (professional use)

Results in 10 mins

IgA, IgM and IgG antibodies As above Global Access Diagnostics CE-mark pending. Submitted to FIND for validation. WHO EUL pending.
Lateral flow Home / Self-test IgG antibodies As above BioSure CE-mark pending.
Antigen test
  Use Detects Lead validation partners Manufacturing partners Status
ELISA Laboratory use Spike protein Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, St George’s University of London, the Institut Pasteur de Dakar and La Jolla Institute for Immunology To be announced Under accelerated development.
Lateral flow Point-of-need (professional use)

Results in 10 mins

Spike protein As above Global Access Diagnostics Under accelerated development.
Lateral flow Home / Self-test Spike protein As above To be announced Under accelerated development.

 

 

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