German Government Gives Official Seal of Approval to MEDsan’s Rapid Antigen Test

Press Release  -  October 21st 2020

German Government Gives Official Seal of Approval to MEDsan’s Rapid Antigen Test

The German government’s Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices has officially approved MEDsan’s SARS-CoV-2 rapid antigen test.

Only antigen tests that meet a specific set of criteria may be used as officially recognized instruments for the confirmation of coronavirus infections. The antigen test criteria was established by The Paul Ehrlich Institute in coordination with the Robert Koch Institute.

This means MEDsan’s rapid antigen test can be used as an official test instrument in determining a coronavirus infection. MEDsan’s test is amongst a small group of antigen tests that have been awarded this approval by the German government.

Rapid Testing Around the World

Germany has embraced rapid testing as an accurate, practical and fast method of testing mass populations of people. The UK government are now also trialling rapid testing in Tier 3 parts of the UK as part of their Operation Moonshot plan to test millions of people daily. MEDsan have sold millions of rapid tests to governments, hospitals and private businesses around the world in the fight against coronavirus, including the government of Monaco who tested their entire population with MEDsan rapid tests.

For a full list of antigen tests approved by the German government, click here.