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NEW YORK — Aurora Biomed said on Wednesday that the FaStep COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test Device has received authorization from Health Canada.

Developed by Hangzhou, China-based Assure Tech, the lateral flow immunochromatographic assay is designed to detect SARS-CoV-2 antigens in nasopharyngeal specimens. It is authorized for use at the point of care and provides results within 15 minutes, Vancouver, British Columbia-based Aurora said.

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