RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - American pharmaceutical giant Abbott announced the arrival of a new Covid-19 test capable of delivering the result in up to 15 minutes. The device, called Panbio Covid-19 Ag, is portable and does not require specialized equipment to be used.
The new Abbott test can measure, through the pharynx, the amount of the novel coronavirus present in humans. In late August, the pharmaceutical company launched a test in the United States that makes use of the same technology - but under the name BinaxNOW.
Costing only US$5, virtually the entire stock of Abbott's tests . . .