Omega Diagnostics Gp

Confirmation of detection of Omicron variant

RNS Number : 5063V
Omega Diagnostics Group PLC
14 December 2021
 

OMEGA DIAGNOSTICS GROUP PLC

("Omega" or the "Company" or the "Group")

 

Confirmation of detection of Omicron variant

VISITECT® COVID-19 antigen test performs with the same high accuracy on the Omicron variant

 

Omega (AIM: ODX), the specialist medical diagnostics company focused on industry-leading Global Health (CD4 and COVID-19) and Health and Nutrition products, has been notified by its technology partner Mologic Ltd ("Mologic") that data from analysis on clinical samples, as well as in-silico analysis, show that the Mologic Covios® Ag lateral flow test, performs with the same high accuracy on the Omicron variant as it does with existing known variants.

 

This is the same test that is manufactured and sold for professional use by Omega as the VISITECT® COVID-19 antigen test.

 

Colin King, CEO, Omega Diagnostics, said: "We are very pleased be in a position to confirm that the   VISITECT® COVID-19 antigen test is able to equally detect the Omicron variant, as well as other existing variants. We remain encouraged by emerging commercial opportunities for our VISITECT® COVID-19 Antigen test that we expect to be unlocked following relevant approval under CTDA regulations and CE-marking for home-use."

 

Contacts: 

 

Omega Diagnostics Group PLC 

www.omegadx.com

Colin King, Chief Executive Officer 

via Walbrook PR

Chris Lea, Chief Financial Officer




finnCap Ltd  

Tel: 020 7220 0500

Geoff Nash/Edward Whiley (Corporate Finance)


Alice Lane/ Charlotte Sutcliffe (ECM)




Walbrook PR Limited

Tel: 020 7933 8780 or [email protected]

Paul McManus

Mob: 07980 541 893

Lianne Applegarth

Mob: 07584 391 303

Sam Allen

Mob: 07502 558 258

 

 

About Omega Diagnostics Group PLC

Omega manufactures and distributes high quality in-vitro diagnostic products for use in hospitals, clinics, laboratories and healthcare practitioners in over 75 countries and specialise in the areas of health and nutrition and global health.

www.omegadx.com

 

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