Launched ATK by Thai people with 96% accuracy

Introducing innovative testing kits ATK According to the research results of the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, it can check quickly, get results in 15 minutes, with 96% accuracy and support the results of the COVID-19 test. all species

Mr. Danai Praphansanti Managing Director of Affinome Co., Ltd., developer of test kits ATK
Provide information that this project is a research project of the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital. Mahidol University Through research and clinical efficacy evaluation according to the standards of the FDA. has already negotiated for permission to exercise the rights solely from Mahidol University This innovation is a simple and fast test kit based on the principle of immunochromatography. with a mechanism of action similar to the pregnancy test But the objective is to detect the coronavirus in the nasopharyngeal sample from the patient. It takes only 15 minutes to test, the reagent can be sterilized and the stem. swab It is short, reducing anxiety in some examiners who fear injuries from certain test kits with too long stems.

In addition, the reagent can also kill germs. And there are zip bags for containing various infectious waste, so it is safe for both those who are close and those who may touch the specimens. However, the company has set a selling price of 150 baht, selling both offline and Online such as product distributors in hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, etc. In the future, if there is more production, the price will definitely be reduced.

The accuracy of the assay was 96% sensitivity and 100% specificity. Positive predictive values ​​(Positive Predictive Value) equal to 95.91% and a negative predictive value (Negative Predictive Value) equal to 98.01%. Tested on 200 samples, found to be effective and low rate of error.

in terms of production capacity The current production capacity is 100.,000 120,000 sets per month and the company is planning to order more automated machines. It is expected that early next year it can increase production capacity to 200.,000 sets per month. In addition, plans to expand the factory to the Eastern Special Development Zone or EEC which promotes the modern medical industry and is one of the 12 targeted industries of the government to receive high levels of support from various sectors which, if according to the plan It is expected to help with capacity that may increase up to 600.,000
800,000 sets per month, which will be enough for future testing. Especially during Thailand’s open country and fully open for investment.

Mr. Wichian Suksoi, Deputy Director of Economic and Social Affairs National Innovation Agency (Public Organization) or
NIA revealed that to cope with the coronavirus outbreak19 way
NIA Therefore, there has been support for production funds. Antigen test kit specific to coronavirus disease 2019Under the limit of 2,800,000 baht, with the aim to increase the production of inspection kits in the country as well as reduce the cost of importing while pushing various sectors to access effective innovations and obtain accurate results.

NIA and the developer of the test kit There is a pilot plan to distribute such innovations in the amount of 20,000 sets to hospital groups, VHV and local administrative organizations such as Bang Saray Sub-District Health Promoting Hospital., Wang Luek Subdistrict Health Promoting Hospital,
Chonburi Municipality Office, Southern Border Provinces Management Center,
Public health offices in the four southern border provinces as well as groups of patients who need to treat symptoms under the system Home – Isolation which will be delivered in all 20,000 sets by October 2021

In addition to such innovations There is also a plan to deliver innovations under the support of NIA Others, whether it is a queue queue system (QueQ) for reducing the congestion problem of the service under the circumstances
COVID-19 In hospitals in more than 10 provinces in the central, northern and southern regions, a set of equipment to control the operation of a high-flow ventilator or High flow Nasal Cannula
that can be used in medical facilities under emergency situations and there are still shortages in many hospitals including the project Homecare
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Community based patient care platform which is a platform provided by a group of doctors and volunteer staff to help take care of patients while waiting to enter the comprehensive treatment system Especially in the unstable green and yellow syndrome, where one doctor on the platform can care for 50-100 patients per day.