Calibre to distribute Avacta antigen lateral flow test in UK and EU

The distributor provides life science products to the diagnostics, healthcare, research, industrial, and biopharmaceutical industries

Diagnostics developer Avacta Group has entered into a non-exclusive distribution agreement with Calibre Scientific for Avacta’s AffiDX SARS-CoV-2 antigen lateral flow test, registered for professional use in the UK and European Economic Area.

Calibre provides life science products to the diagnostics, healthcare, research, industrial, and biopharmaceutical industries. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, the supplier has a global reach extending to more than 100 countries across verticals and geographies.

The test will be listed on Calibre’s web site and available to be purchased by professional users.

Dr Alastair Smith, CEO of Avacta Group, commented: “We are delighted that we have put in place this distribution agreement for the AffiDX SARS-CoV-2 antigen lateral flow test for professional use with Calibre. As a high quality, global distributor of diagnostics and life science products with excellent links to our target markets, we are confident Calibre is well placed to support our penetration of the professional end use market in the UK and EEA.

“Avacta will continue to focus on developing direct sales opportunities to major corporates and other large scale end users.

“We are also in discussion with potential customers in territories outside the UK and EEA, including some of the APAC region, where the additional regulatory approvals required beyond CE marking are minimal.

“Lateral flow tests have a crucial role to play in helping societies and the global economy return to normal and Avacta’s AffiDX antigen test, developed in the UK and based on UK technology is well placed to play a significant role in this process.”

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