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NEW YORK – Becton Dickinson and BioGX said on Monday that they have submitted a test to detect SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, that runs on the BD Max system to the US Food and Drug Administration for Emergency Use Authorization. If authorized, the test could potentially increase screening capacity in the US.

The assay is part of a long-standing collaboration around developing BioGX assays for the BD Max system. The new COVID-19 test will also run on the BD Max, a fully automated system that can process 24 samples simultaneously.

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