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Chinese biotech company releases rapid COVID-19 antigen test with easy-to-use nasal swab

JOYSBIO's new test is less invasive than nasopharyngeal (NP) swab and as simple to administer as a saliva test

BINHAI, China, Nov. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- JOYSBIO Biotechnology Co., Ltd. announced today that they have introduced a new rapid COVID-19 antigen test kit available to medical facilities around the world as well as direct-to-consumer for at-home testing depending on local legislation.

The kit can produce accurate results in as little as 15 minutes.

The news comes as the number of COVID-19 cases is rapidly approaching the 55 million mark worldwide and as European countries are demanding accurate at-home testing options.

JOYSBIO's "SARS-COV-2 Antigen Rapid Test Kit" is a COVID-19 antigen rapid test kit with a nasal swab that can be inserted approximately 2.5 cm into the nostril, which is less-invasive compared to the longer nasopharyngeal (NP) swab used in many tests.

The new style of test kit, a lateral flow immunoassay for the qualitative detection of COVID-19 antigens in upper respiratory samples during the acute phase of infection, was modeled after the style now widely used by countries worldwide for rapid COVID-19 diagnosis and screening.

"This antigen testing kit was designed for ease of use first and foremost," said company spokesperson Rick Zhang. "Our new kit is as easy as saliva-based testing. By making an easy-to-use antigen test kit available, we hope to help slow of the spread of COVID-19."

JOYSBIO's rapid COVID-19 antigen test was subjected to rigorous clinical evaluation, with the most recent conducted in Italy. That evaluation again proved the accuracy of the test, which has a sensitivity of 98.72 percent and specificity of 97.32 percent.

The kit is CE-IVD marked, with an uncut sheet format and private label service available.

For information about the kid's features, performance characteristics, test procedures, and more, go to


JOYSBIO (Tianjin) Biotechnology Co., Ltd. is an R&D-focused Chinese biotechnology company that develops, manufactures, and supplies high-quality medical in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) rapid test kits as well as revolutionary customized reagent kits to all parts of the world. The company offers high quality but cost-effective lateral flow rapid test kits, including in-vitro diagnostic lateral flow kits screening for a wide range of targets. Learn more at View the company's full product list at

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Chinese biotech company releases rapid COVID-19 antigen test with easy-to-use nasal swab

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Last Updated: 18-Nov-2020