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The test developed by Luas Diagnostics and Bond Digital uses a smartphone app to enhance a 15-minute COVID-19 immunity test.
Luas Diagnostics announced a partnership with Bond Digital Health on Sept. 30th, 2021, to provide a 15-minute test to determine COVID-19 immunity post-infection or vaccination. The enhanced test involves a smartphone app and data management developed by Bond that is specific to the Luas product.
Luas’ immunity test collects a fingerstick of blood for detection, differentiation, and quantification of immunoglobulin M and immunoglobulin G receptor binding domain antibodies to SARS-CoV-2. These serve as a measure of a person’s level of COVID-19 immunity but can also indicate if a person is currently infected or has been in the past. The results are read and stored in a portable reader, which provides results in either laboratory or remote settings in approximately fifteen minutes.
The Luas Diagnostic app, available in both the Google Play and Apple App stores, uses Bond’s lateral flow data capture platform (Transform) to provide a personalized antibody report. The associated dashboard manages testing, recording, and reporting of results in real time.
“We are excited to work together with Bond Digital Health to provide a comprehensive Immunity Test offering with applications in many locations including the workplace, in-store testing, [care homes,] and GP [general practice] surgeries,” said Brendan Farrell, CEO of Luas Diagnostics, in a company press release. “A recent study has shown that 10–15% of people, particularly among the higher age group, may not produce antibodies even after the second dose of vaccine and thus may have limited protection against the virus. This emphasizes the need for individuals to understand their immunity status through regular testing.”
“Antibody testing is the next tool we should be using in the fight against [COVID]-19,” said Ian Smith, CEO of Bond Digital Health, in the press release. “That’s why we are proud to partner with Luas on their vital Immunity Test. But testing alone isn’t enough. Whether in workplaces, care homes, GP surgeries, or in the community, we need to capture the test data, store it securely and share it to make sure we have a complete picture of immunity. The Luas App, powered by [Transform], does just that.”
Source: Luas Diagnostics