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Seegene’s Italy subsidiary secures public procurement for 7.15 million COVID-19 diagnostic tests, the largest tender in history

  • Seegene’s Italian subsidiary to supply some 7.15 million COVID-19 tests to 17 regions there
  • S. Korean biotechnology firm to expand its influence in Italy’s PCR diagnostic industry

SEOUL, South Korea, April 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Seegene Inc. (KQ 096530), a leading molecular diagnostics firm said its Italian subsidiary, the Arrow Diagnostics Srl, has secured the public procurement worth over EUR 89.3 million, the largest volume of tender in the history of its Italian branch since 2014.


Under the tender agreement, the Arrow Diagnostics will supply some 7.15 million COVID-19 diagnostic tests along with extraction reagents to the Extraordinary Commissioner for COVID-19 Emergency, or ‘il commissario straordinario per l’emergenza COVID-19,’ under the Italian Ministry of Defense. The COVID-19 diagnostic tests will be distributed to 17 regions including Lombardy, Tuscany, Veneto and Liguria.

Seegene’s COVID-19 diagnostic test, the AllplexTM SARS-CoV-2 Assay is a unique multiplex real-time PCR assay capable of detecting a total of five target genes including four coronavirus genes (E gene, RdRP gene, N gene and S gene) and an exogenous control (entire whole process control) in a single reaction, allowing highly accurate results and maximize throughput for high volume testing. The diagnostic test has acquired CE-IVD mark in June of 2020.

Seegene official added that with its technological advancement of targeting multiple genes in a single reaction has an upper hand in accurately and comprehensively detecting coronavirus even with the recent uptick in its virus variants.

Also available with the COVID-19 diagnostic assay is extraction-free application, which allows labs without extraction equipment or reagent shortage to test samples for the coronavirus in an even shorter turnaround time (TAT). The official added the extraction-free application of the assay will help expedite the control of pandemic.

The COVID-19 diagnostic tests as well as its extraction reagents have already been supplied to Europe’s third largest economy—and is in the process of being allocated to regions nationwide since the start of April.

An official from Seegene said that the company ultimately hopes to put an end to the deadly pandemic by consistently supplying COVID-19 diagnostic tests to countries around the world, and added that it will continue to fulfill the duty as a leading global diagnostics company by closely monitoring and studying the development of the pandemic.

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Leaders to Gather at Coach Africa’s ‘African Excellence Summit 2021’ to Share Vision for the Future of Africa

Three-Day Business Summit to bring together continent’s top decision makers in hopes of driving Africa’s transition towards a purpose-first economy KAMPALA, Uganda., April 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Coach Africa is proud to welcome attendees from all corners of the continent for Africa’s #1 virtual business summit – African Excellence Summit 2021. The African Excellence Summit is an […] read more

FMC Corporation annonce un changement de direction dans la région EMEA

PHILADELPHIE, 15 avril 2021 /PRNewswire/ — FMC Corporation (NYSE : FMC), une entreprise mondiale de premier plan dans le domaine des sciences agricoles, a annoncé aujourd’hui que Marc Hullebroeck, vice-président de FMC et président de la région Europe, Moyen-Orient et Afrique (EMEA), prendra sa retraite à la fin du mois de juin 2021. Sebastia Pons, actuellement directeur de la […] read more

NetJets Shares First Biannual Global Sustainability Program Progress Update

The World’s Largest Private Aviation Company Furthers Its Commitment to Sustainable Aviation COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NetJets, the leader in private aviation with more than 760 aircraft worldwide, today releases its first biannual update following the launch of its expanded Global Sustainability Program in October 2020. Since the program announcement, NetJets has […] read more

Micro Insurance Company and TanManagement Join Hands in Africa

NEW YORK, April 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Micro Insurance Company (MIC) – the world’s first end-to-end digital insurance platform – is partnering with TanManagement Insurance Brokers Limited to grow digital insurance in Tanzania. Micro Insurance Company’s mission is to provide a simple safety net, so when the unexpected happens, people are able to bounce […] read more

FMC Corporation announces executive leadership change in EMEA region

PHILADELPHIA, April 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC), a leading global agricultural sciences company, today announced Marc Hullebroeck, FMC vice president and president of the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, will retire from the company at the end of June 2021.  He will be succeeded by Sebastia Pons, currently director of […] read more

Recently voted Best Zero Commission Broker, FXCM Expands Single Share and Stock Basket Offerings

LONDON and SYDNEY, Australia and JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, April 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — FXCM Group, LLC (“FXCM Group’ or ‘FXCM’), the leading international provider of online foreign exchange trading, CFD trading and related services, is today announcing an expansion of its Single Share CFD and proprietary Stock Basket product lines. Having recently been awarded […] read more

SweeGen’s Bestevia® Reb M Heads to Final Approval in European Union

Food and beverage manufacturers are one step closer to launching sugar reduced products. Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., April 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Navigating sugar reduction solutions in Europe just got better for food and beverage brands. Today, SweeGen announced its next generation Bestevia Rebaudioside M (Reb M) stevia sweetener is in the final phase […] read more

Nouilles sèches chaudes, Tour de la Grue jaune et brillantes perspectives : Wuhan lance une invitation aux visiteurs internationaux et aux investisseurs

WUHAN, Chine, 14 avril 2021 /PRNewswire/ — L’après-midi du 12 avril, le ministère chinois des Affaires étrangères a tenu un événement spécial pour faire la promotion mondiale de la province du Hubei, située au centre de la Chine. Selon le service de publicité de la municipalité de Wuhan, 275 ambassadeurs, diplomates et représentants d’organisations internationales, issus de 155 ambassades et […] read more