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EliTechGroup Obtains CE Mark for Saliva Use With SARS-CoV-2 Test

NEW YORK – EliTechGroup announced on Tuesday that its SARS-CoV-2 Elite MGB Kit has received CE marking for use with saliva.

The PCR-based test launched in September for use with nasopharyngeal, nasal, and oropharyngeal swabs. It runs on the Elite InGenius system and other major PCR thermocyclers, the Turin, Italy-based company said in a statement.

Using saliva will allow the test to be more effective in different settings, including schools and workplaces, the company added.

The firm's multiplex SARS-CoV-2 Plus Elite MGB Kit for SARS-CoV-2, influenza A/B, and respiratory syncytial virus received CE mark in December. The company also obtained Emergency Use Authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration in March 2020 for its GeneFinder COVID-19 Plus RealAmp Kit in partnership with South Korean firm Osang Healthcare.