By Evolve Ltd.
Evolve offers rapid Covid-19 tests at point of care
Luqa, Malta: – Life sciences environment specialist Evolve Ltd (Evolve) is making rapid Covid-19 tests available to its customers in Malta.
The BD Veritor Plus SARS-COV-2 rapid test, now available from Evolve, provides lab-quality results at the point of care using an easy-to-operate, handheld instrument.
Fast and reliable results
Reliable results are available in around 15 minutes, rather than hours or days, at a lower price, with less sophisticated equipment.
“Rapid tests to detect the occurrence of the virus at the point of care, which are faster and cheaper, are a powerful tool that should be added to the armory needed to fight COVID-19,” said Head of Evolve’s Medical Department, Mark Mizzi.
Importance of testing
World Health Organisation Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus recently commented: “High-quality rapid tests show us where the virus is hiding, which is key to quickly tracing and isolating contacts and breaking the chains of transmission. The tests are a critical tool for governments as they look to reopen economies and ultimately save both lives and livelihoods.”
The rapid tests are regarded as a complement to PCR tests, which are the most accurate way to determine whether someone is infected with Coronavirus. However, PCR tests are expensive and need the expertise of specially-trained lab technicians.
Comprehensive CV-19 response
The new test kits are part of Evolve’s comprehensive response to the coronavirus pandemic. The company has taken all necessary steps to ensure there is no reduction in the level of commitment its customers receive during this unprecedented emergency.
Evolve has adopted three core principles in its response to Covid-19:
- Excellent service: Maintaining fullest support to customers with a ‘can do’ approach based on seamless transition to new working structures, which has succeeded in minimizing impact on support and deliveries.
- Flexibility: adopting new ways to interact with customers
- By your side: Using accumulated expertise and resources to make the right products available to customers worldwide
About Evolve Ltd.
Evolve Ltd, is a Malta-based solution provider and project integrator operating in the Mediterranean and sub-Saharan African region. Servicing all scientific workspaces Evolve professionals offer Design, Consultancy, Sourcing and Maintenance services to healthcare and industrial communities. Having been the ones to introduce NGS technology in Malta, Evolve is best positioned to continue building on its knowledge and services to further scientific advancement in this sector in Malta too. Empowered specialists give faster and more accurate results for the benefit of patients.
Evolve offers a holistic service that draws on four principal areas of expertise, in the design, installation and equipment, personnel training and maintenance of laboratory and research facilities and equipment.
Evolve Ltd. is part of the Attard & Co. Group of Companies and traces its origins to Attard’s setting up in 1956 of Medical and Scientific Equipment and Supplies (MSES) to cater for its scientific products. During the 1990s, under the leadership of Christopher Busuttil Delbridge, Evolve’s current Managing Director, MSES changed its business model, centered on a vision to become a recognized, award-winning, world-class thought leader and influencer on the international scientific and healthcare laboratory market.
In 2006, following Malta’s accession to the EU, MSES Department was rebranded as Evolve Ltd., an independent Attard subsidiary tasked with serving the scientific community. Within five years, it had developed three operating departments: Medical & Diagnostics, Scientific Services and Technical Services.
Evolve currently employs some 30 people, mostly scientists and technical experts.
Further information at: www.evolveltd.eu