Sugentec has received an item approval from the Malaysian government for the COVID-19 neutralizing antibody test kit.
Sugentech announced on Aug. 19 that it has been approved by the Malaysian Medical Device Authority (MDA) for the COVID-19 neutralizing antibody test kit, named the ‘SGT SARS-CoV-2 In Vitro Neutralizing Antibody Test.’
Neutralizing antibodies are antibodies that neutralize viruses among various antibodies that form in the body when infected with viruses such as COVID-19.
Sugentec explained that it can quickly determine whether or not a specific antibody can produce neutralized antibodies by checking the ratio and figures of how much it can neutralize coronavirus.
"Sugentec's neutralized antibody diagnostic kit measures the amount of neutralized antibodies by enzyme immunology analysis method and allows mass sample analysis in a shorter reaction time than existing products. It is highly utilized by general hospitals, screening centers, research institutes, vaccines and antibody treatment developers," CEO Sohn Mi-jin of Sugentech said.