Biden Makes $230M Deal With At-Home Test Company

USA Today reports:

The Biden administration on Monday announced a big push to make rapid COVID-19 home tests available with a $230 million federal contract to an Australian company.

The Department of Defense’s deal will allow Ellume to open a U.S. factory and make 19 million rapid tests each month, 8.5 million of which will be provided to the federal government, officials said.

Ellume is the only company to get an FDA authorization to make a home COVID-19 test that doesn’t need a lab or a medical provider’s prescription. The 15-minute test includes a nasal swab for users to collect a sample and place into a cartridge and is used with a smartphone app that displays results.

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