Antigen kits donated to typhoon evacuation centers

    A total of 5,000 SD Biosensor antigen test kits were turned over to evacuation centers in typhoon stricken areas, including Marikina and Rizal province through the office of Secretary Roque (2nd from left) shown on photo with (from left) Rodriguez councilor Arnold Rivera, SD Biosensor representative Madeline Pajarillo, and Marikina councilors Donna Carlo Favis and Angel Nunez.

    SD BIOSENSOR, a global bio-diagnostic company, donated 5,000 Standard Q Antigen Test Kits to typhoon survivors in evacuation centers where social distancing is a challenge. The donation was made in response to the call of  Presidential spokesperson Secretary Harry Roque to roll out Covid-19 antigen testing,  especially in highly vulnerable Local Government Units.

    “We support our government’s efforts in controlling the spread of the virus, especially in typhoon affected shelters where risk of infection is high. Testing is at the forefront of the response to the COVID 19 pandemic and a comprehensive package of high quality, affordable tests that provide reliable and immediate results is key,” said Madeline Pajarillo, President of Trulaboratories Corporation, which represents SD Biosensor in the Philippines.

    The company donated the antigen kits  to areas heavily affected by typhoon Ulysses, such as Marikina and Rodriguez (Montalban) province. Marikina Councilors Angel Nunez and Donn Carlo Favis, and Rodriguez councilor Arnold Rivera received the donations on behalf of their constituents.

    SD Biosensor Antigen Test is the first Antigen Test kit approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) for its Emergency Use Listing. SD Biosensor Antigen Test has been validated by the Research Institute of Tropical Medicine (RITM) and meets the minimum Clinical Sensitivity requirement of WHO and Health Technology Assessment Council (HTAC).