Singapore approves Advanced MedTech Holdings’ COVID-19 test kit for using saliva deep within the throat

As Singapore looks to speed up the testing to help re-open its borders and resume the economic activities interrupted due to COVID-19, the country has given its approval to Advanced MedTech Holdings’ COVID-19 kit for use in testing saliva from deep within the throat, the company confirmed.

A statement issued on December 10, said, “The test is the first of its type to receive approval from Singapore’s Health Sciences Authority, Advanced MedTech, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore state investor Temasek.” It will require the patients to draw out saliva from deep within their throat and spit into a specimen bottle which then will be tested.

The country is really focusing on its testing strategy to open up its borders that have been shut for most of 2020.

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