Selig plays part in supplying new FDA approved, five minute COVID-19 Diagnostic Test
Medical, technological and packaging industries are working together, around the clock, to deliver diagnostic tests to help stop the spread of coronavirus. Selig, a global leader in sealing solutions, and Relco UK, a worldwide leader in induction sealing machines and components, are proud to announce their involvement with a new, 5 minute COVID-19 diagnostic test that has received FDA approval this week in the US.
The instrument based, isothermal system can detect COVID-19 in less than five minutes and enable effective clinical decisions to be made quickly. The instrument was featured in an interview, aired across several news channels, with the US President. The unit, originally used to test for influenza and Strep A in clinics across the US, can now accept COVID-19 test samples. These test samples are contained in special receivers designed by Relco for molecular analysis. These test receivers are hermetically sealed to preserve their sterility using Selig’s easy to open Lift ‘n’ Peel™ sealing solution.
Thanks to FDA approval, it is expected that 50,000 test samples will initially be supplied per day, with the aim of this being increased to over a million a month as needed. Stephen P Cassidy, President and CEO at Selig comments: “We have worked with Relco on providing test samples for this diagnostic testing unit since its launch, however, with the new COVID-19 5 minute test achieving FDA approval this week, we, along with Relco, are proud to offer our services to ensure that production is increased to meet demand for this critical test.”
Selig’s Lift ‘n’ Peel™ seals are engineered to create a hermetic, leak-proof seal. The seal’s easy to grip tab gives the clinician a large surface to remove the seal without any additional tools, while also keeping their fingers free from contacting the side of the liner or the sterile interior of the test sample receiver.
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About Selig Group
Selig is a leading worldwide manufacturer of tamper evident cap and closure lining materials for use across a broad range of applications, such as food and beverage, pharmaceutical, agrochemical, cosmetics and healthcare. Selig’s comprehensive range of both one- and two-piece structures means that they can manage even the most challenging applications with one of their customised aluminum foil/heat seal combination products. In addition, Selig offers a range of easy open products, which offer greatest convenience and product freshness to the consumer as well as product differentiation to the brand owner.
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