XpresCheck™ Provides Business Update
Launching Rapid Testing for COVID-19 at JFK and Newark Airports Tomorrow; All Future Locations will Offer Rapid Testing
Engaged in Discussions with Multiple Emerging Health Passport Apps
XpresCheck will begin rapid testing for COVID-19 at both
“We believe rapid COVID-19 testing at airports can play a major role in slowing the virus spread and decreasing the risk of new community outbreaks linked to travel as cases continue to rise throughout many states,” said
The Abbott ID NOW is a rapid molecular point-of-care test that delivers COVID-19 results within 13 minutes. About the size of a small kitchen appliance, ID NOW’s rapid results and compact design help make testing for active COVID-19 infections more accessible in non-traditional settings. Giving people real-time results about their COVID-19 status means they can more confidently go about their daily lives.
Other Business Updates
- XpresCheck is working with major airlines to support creation of potential air bridges between
U.S.cities and international destinations, including, but not limited to, New Yorkto London.
- XpreCheck is engaged in discussions with multiple emerging Health Passport Apps which would link COVID-19 test results from its partnered labs directly into these apps. Passengers would then be able to show their test results through these apps to airlines and destinations so as to ensure a hassle-free entry and avoid quarantines, where applicable
The ID NOW COVID-19 test has not been FDA cleared or approved. It has been authorized by the FDA under an emergency use authorization for use by authorized laboratories and patient care settings. The test has been authorized only for the detection of nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2, not for any other viruses or pathogens, and is only authorized for the duration of the declaration that circumstances exist justifying the authorization of emergency use of in vitro diagnostic tests for detection and/or diagnosis of COVID-19 under Section 564(b)(1) of the Act, 21 U.S.C. § 360bbb-3(b)(1), unless the authorization is terminated or revoked sooner.
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Source: XpresSpa Group, Inc.