The Bionote NowCheck® COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test is a rapid, chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of specific antigens against SARS-CoV-2 that are present in the human throat, nasopharynx or nasal cavity. It is sold in Germany by concile GmbH from Freiburg and our partner in the hospital, adico-dx in Kirchzarten.
The test must be performed exclusively by experts and is not intended for private use. Both the implementation and the interpretation may only be carried out by a doctor or a medically authorized and trained person.
Approved as part of the new German national test strategy
The Bionote NowCheck® COVID-19 antigen rapid test was listed on October 15, 2020 at the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) and meets all the minimum criteria for antigen tests defined by the Paul Ehrlich Institute (https://www.bfarm.de/DE/Medizinprodukte/Antigentests/_node.html [15.10.2020]; https://www.bfarm.de/DE/Medizinprodukte/Antigentests/Anlagen/Liste_Antigen-Tests_gem._%C2%A7_1_Abs._1_Satz_1_TestV.pdf?__blob=publicationFile&v=5 [ 10/15/2020]).
Result within 15 minutes
Areas of application for the test are, for example, resident medical practices, health authorities, nursing homes and hospitals as well as the clarification of their visitors and employees. It is also conceivable to use it for checking travelers who are returning, as the result can be read off after 15 minutes and the test can be carried out on site. The NowCheck® COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test can help to conserve scarce resources in the health care system and to simplify patient management (in accordance with the goals of the federal test strategy of October 15, 2020).
About concile GmbH
For more than ten years, concile GmbH has been developing, producing and selling innovative medical rapid tests for diagnosing infections, heart diseases, tumor diseases, autoimmune diseases, metabolic disorders and other diseases. The focus of the product range is on quantitative point-of-care tests that are measured directly in the doctor’s office or at the bedside with the concile®Ω100 measuring device.
By means of our qualified specialist staff and established processes, we guarantee a reliable handling of all tasks in connection with quality assurance, warehousing and delivery to our customers.