Covid-19 antigen testing: India next stop for Siemens Healthineers

Siemens Healthineers, a Frankfurt-based medical-technology firm, will soon bring to India its Covid-19 antigen test, which it launched in Europe last week. The firm is expanding its facility in Vadodara to make molecular assays there. It will manufacture RT-PCR, antibody and antigen test kits at the facility. Siemens imports these tests from plants in the US and Europe. Given the growing demand for Covid-19 diagnostic tests, the firm has decided to manufacture here. “It makes entry-level blood analysers and reagents and is expanding the facility to make molecular assay tests,.....

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