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Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world’s largest manufacturer of laboratory equipment, has announced that it has received emergency authorization to produce coronavirus test kits that can diagnose within four hours.
The company — based out of Waltham, Mass., with West Coast headquarters in Carlsbad — said the Food and Drug Administration’s approval late Friday will allow them to provide the high-speed tests to hospitals and laboratories, diagnosing as many as 5 million people a week, according to a statement.
“The authorization of our diagnostic test for COVID-19 will help to protect patients and enable medical staff to respond swiftly to treat those who are ill and prevent the spread of infection,” Marc N. Casper, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Thermo Fisher Scientific, said in a statement.
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Source: San Diego Union-Tribune