The successful test is a major step on the road to establish commercial drone delivery operations in Israel.
The process and the reagents shorten the time for testing and the risk of infection to laboratory staff.
“We’ve already successfully tested 40,000 samples in Israel during the first two weeks of clinical operation,” says Prof. Hertz.
Sofia is a groundbreaking technology from the American company Quidel that allows 40 tests to be performed per hour.
The company lists the option of receiving the tests on its website, which has confused several travelers.
HemoScreen will be made available in Denmark and Sweden, as well as Australia within the coming months.
"This goes against the most basic of medicals tenets – do no harm," said one of the hospital directors.
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The testing was free and voluntary, but the government imposed a lockdown, including a ban on work commutes, on those who refused to take the test.