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World – US supports release of Covid-19 vaccine patents

World – US supports release of Covid-19 vaccine patents

BBC reports that the United States government announced its support for the temporary release of Covid-19 vaccine patents so they can be produced in other countries. "This is a global health crisis and the extraordinary circumstances of the pandemic call for...

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Argentina – Country approves its first nationally produced nasopharyngeal swab

Argentina – Country approves its first nationally produced nasopharyngeal swab

Télam reports that the National Administration of Medicines, Food and Medical Technology (ANMAT) approved the first 100 percent nationally produced nasopharyngeal swab, designed as a testing kit for the collection and transfer of samples from patients suspected of having contracted Covid-19.

The swab integrates a sample collection kit for use in the low-cost SARS-CoV-2 PCR test and replaces the traditional flocked swabs. It can be produced quickly as its manufacture is made up of “a simple and robust local supply chain”, Anmat reported in a press release.

“Having a national supply of these elements capable of meeting the demands of the health system has become a priority because it guarantees correct care for patients, strengthens testing and allows import substitution,” said a statement.

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