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FDA submission for Emergency Use Authorisation

Omega announces that following completion of the of US performance studies, its technology partner, Mologic Ltd has filed its submission to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requesting Emergency Use Authorisation for its rapid point-of-care COVID-19 antigen test, for use under both the Omega’s VISITECT® brand and Global Access Diagnostics (GAD) brand.

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UK Public Sector Contract disclosure

Omega's contract with DHSC to provide manufacturing capacity for COVID-19 lateral flow antigen tests estimated at £374 million.

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Contract with Screen4 for COVID-19 antibody laboratory-based testing service

Omega announces that it has signed a contract with Screen4 Ltd to provide a testing service using the Mologic ELISA antibody test for COVID-19 from our in-house testing laboratory in Littleport, Cambridgeshire. This follows the launch of the COVID-19 antibody testing service, as announced on 26 January 2021.

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Directorate Change

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Simon Douglas as independent Non-Executive Chairman. Simon has been appointed to the Board with immediate effect and has also become a member of both the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee.

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UK Government manufacturing contract

Omega announces that it has agreed a contract with the Department of Health and Social Care to provide manufacturing capacity for COVID-19 lateral flow antigen tests, as part of the UK Government’s well-publicised target of producing two million lateral flow tests per day.

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Launch of COVID-19 antibody laboratory-based testing service

We are pleased to announce that we have launched the Mologic ELISA antibody test for COVID-19 through our in-house testing laboratory service in Littleport, Cambridgeshire.

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Update re AbC-19™ Rapid Test

Omega notes today’s update from Abingdon Health regarding the AbC-19™ Rapid Test and welcomes confirmation that they continue to work constructively with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency to try to enable approval for home use and self-test of the AbC-19™ Rapid Test in the UK.

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Mologic CE Mark Rapid Antigen Test

Omega welcomes the news that Mologic Ltd has received CE Mark for its professional-use COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test.

In June this year, Omega signed a material transfer agreement with Mologic providing access to raw materials and know-how to manufacture their lateral flow antigen test. The test will provide health professionals an accurate detection of the nucleoprotein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in respiratory swabs.

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Chinese approval for self-test use of Food Detective® test

The National Medical Products Administration (“NMPA”), formerly the China Food and Drug Administration, has approved Omega’s Food Detective® test for self-test use in China.

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UK-RTC contract for the Supply of Goods

Omega has signed a contract with Abingdon Health, the UK Rapid Test Consortium (UK-RTC) lead, which sets out the terms of the supply of goods from UK-RTC members to Abingdon Health. This follows the UK Government’s initial order of one million COVID-19 lateral flow antibody tests (AbC-19™ Rapid test).

The UK-RTC contract formalises the agreement among UK-RTC members and Abingdon Health, in order for Abingdon Health to supply AbC-19™ Rapid tests to the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). 

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