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  • Jan 12, 2021
    - Abbott will complete the U.S. government order for 150 million BinaxNOW COVID-19 tests this week and will supply 30 million additional tests through March via a new government order
    - Company is in final stages of completing its self-funded capacity expansion across U.S. manufacturing sites
    - Abbott has the most advanced and comprehensive COVID-19 rapid test portfolio available today, including ID NOW, BinaxNOW, the BinaxNOW at-home test and the NAVICA app
    - Workplaces, universities, schools and other qualified organizations that need frequent and affordable testing can now directly procure BinaxNOW tests from Abbott
  • Jan 11, 2021
    - The test to help evaluate mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), commonly known as concussion, produces a result within 15 minutes after a plasma sample is inserted and will run on Abbott's i-STAT™ Alinity™ handheld device
    - Having a blood test available could help eliminate wait time in the emergency room and could reduce the number of unnecessary CT scans by up to 40%
    - The test simultaneously measures biomarkers UCH-L1 and GFAP, proteins found in the blood after a concussion or head trauma
    - Building on this initial clearance, Abbott is also working on a test that would use whole blood on i-STAT at the point of care, and developing a test for its Alinity™ i and ARCHITECT® core laboratory instruments under FDA breakthrough designation
  • Dec 17, 2020
    - Abbott's HeartMate 3™ heart pump approved for use for pediatric patients battling advanced heart failure
    - This life-saving technology provides new treatment option for underserved population
  • Dec 16, 2020
    - First at-home, virtually guided service to bring rapid, reliable and affordable testing into the home where the result is delivered in minutes
    - Abbott and eMed™ expect to deliver and administer 30 million BinaxNOW™ tests in the first quarter of 2021, with an additional 90 million in the second quarter
    - $25 cost for the test and service is the lowest available for at-home testing, which supports the home user to ensure a successful testing process
    - BinaxNOW is a highly portable, easy-to-use, 15-minute antigen test with no instrument that detects the virus when people are most infectious, which is critically important in slowing the spread of the virus
    - Service uses Abbott's complementary NAVICA™ app to enable the testing process and display authenticated BinaxNOW test results verified by a trained guide - and supports consumer confidence in testing at home
  • Dec 15, 2020
    - SARS-CoV-2 IgG II Quant antibody test measures levels of IgG antibodies to help measure and understand a person's immune response
    - The test specifically identifies levels of IgG antibodies that attach to the virus' spike protein which can be helpful to evaluate a person's immune response to vaccines
    - CE Mark test will be available for use on Abbott's ARCHITECT® and Alinity i™ platforms
    - Abbott plans to submit its test for U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) emergency use authorization soon
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