Abbot created a device that can provide fast test results for COVID-19, and the device was recently approved by the FDA. The new device is able to provide positive test results in only five minutes, while negative test results take approximately 13 minutes. The device is named 'Abbot ID NOW,' at it is the size of a toaster and weighs in at 6.6 pounds.
The senior vice president of the company, Chris Scoggins, spoke about the new machine "Through the incredible work of teams across Abbott, we expect to deliver 50,000 COVID-19 tests per day to healthcare professionals on the front lines, where testing capabilities are needed most."
The new machine from Abbot comes at a time when many countries are attempting to drastically increase their testing capabilities.
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