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BD, CerTest Biotec Get CE-IVD Mark for Combination COVID-19, Influenza, RSV Test on BD Max

NEW YORK – Becton Dickinson and CerTest Biotec announced Wednesday that a kit to detect SARS-CoV-2, influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus has been CE marked. The test runs on the BD Max system. 

The Viasure SARS-CoV-2 (N1 + N2) Real Time PCR Detection Kit adapted for the BD Max System allows users to run a single module that tests concurrently for COVID-19, flu, and RSV with results in two to three hours. 

"Together with CerTest, we can offer our customers in Europe a complete solution for COVID-19 diagnostics during the winter season," said Nikos Pavlidis, vice president of molecular diagnostics and women's health for Franklin Lakes, New Jersey-based BD.

Based in Zaragoza, Spain, CerTest obtained CE mark for a molecular diagnostic test for SARS-CoV-2 on the BD Max in March.