BioSure & COVID-19 Solutions
The global COVID-19 pandemic has caused enormous disruption to everybody’s lives and put businesses and the economy under unprecedented pressure. Now we are recovering, and although there is no one single solution, BioSure is proud to offer a range of testing options, giving you the tools to move forward with confidence.
Why test for antigens?
Testing for antigens tells you if you have current infection. The BioSURE Antigen Test requires only a SALIVA sample, so there is no invasive nasopharyngeal sampling, and gives you your easy-to-read, proven to be accurate result in minutes. The real game changer though is what it detects. Unlike all other antigen rapid tests, the BioSURE Antigen Test detects the Spike protein (not the nucleocapsid protein), so will only show a positive result for true LIVE INFECTION. It is now easier than ever to test your staff/students/customers and know if they are currently infectious.
Why test for antibodies?
Antibodies are produced as part of the body’s natural immune response and are specific to the virus it is fighting. Testing for antibodies is the only way to know if you or your staff/students/customers have previously had COVID-19 infection.
There is still limited information about immunity and how long that lasts for. During our own product validation processes we saw a gradual decline in the number of antibodies present in samples from patients more than 8 weeks after symptoms. This this is now being confirmed by multiple agencies including Kings College London. This is why repeat and regular testing is critical.
In advance of the autumn cold and flu season, we have the opportunity to set the base-line and understand our infection levels on both micro and macro levels. Then as many risks as possible can be planned for and mitigated before the annual sore throats and sneezing begins. Once these general infections commence it will then be vital to antibody test to know if the illness was due to COVID-19 or a more common virus.
How to access testing?
At the moment, despite the BioSURE COVID-19 Antibody Self Test meeting and exceeding the MHRA Target Product Profile by the end of May 2020, it is currently not possible to supply our self-test into the UK. This is because the perceived high levels of risk of people knowing their own antibody status on their own terms are still being assessed and addressed. Our self-test is available for procurement in many countries outside of the UK and is going through US FDA EUA.
In the interim, to do all we can for the UK we have partnered with national Occupational Health companies who are able to cost-effectively deliver testing services to companies or care homes within their own settings. The scheme works as a ‘test site pop-up’ with little disruption, efficient testing and accurate results given with minutes. All results can be captured and held securely so that an accurate picture of the person’s antibody response can be built up over a period of time. One healthcare professional can test 15 to 20 people an hour.
This ‘test site pop-up’ is also highly suitable for community organisations, schools and universities.
If you have healthcare professionals on site we are able to provide simple on-line certified training (if required) and deliver next day, individual boxes to individual sites if required.
The BioSURE COVID-19 workplace testing solution
We have recently been working with gyms, offices, restaurants and the hospitality sector. We can honestly offer some unique insight into mitigating risk and how regular COVID-19 workplace testing can keep you open for business in a Covid-secure environment.
The Government want UK companies to roll out workplace Covid-19 testing. They said firms that test employees and have a negative workforce could be exempt from future lockdowns. BioSure can help bring your workforce back safely, and in compliance with Government guidelines with our COVID-19 antibody testing strategy, partnered with PocDoc.
Please get in touch to discuss your specific requirements and how we can support you with employee testing, training, delivery or help prepare your longer term plans. Please contact us for more information: email@example.com or 0845 222 0012