Rapid result COVID-19 tests. CHB Medical & Chanelle McCoy Health join forces

Two leading female entrepreneurs have joined forces to bring two new rapid result Covid-19 tests to the UK market.

What is a rapid result COVID-19 test?

Felicity Griffiths, CHB Medical
Lady Chanelle McCoy

The diagnostic finger-prick antibody testing kits return a result in 10 minutes to determine if people currently have the virus or have had it by identifying antibodies developed against the virus.

The antigen tests detect viral DNA, which can be identified from day one of infection, with the tests returning a result in 15 minutes.

As infection rates rise across the UK, the quick turnaround of mass antibody and antigen testing could prove crucial in allowing businesses, travel and events to continue operating as normal.

Collaboration of two medical companies  

The tests have already been made available in Ireland by Chanelle McCoy Health Ltd. The company spearheaded by businesswoman, Dragon’s Den star and pharmaceutical expert Lady Chanelle McCoy.

CHB Medical, founded by Felicity Griffiths, has partnered with Chanelle McCoy Health Ltd to bring the tests to the UK. Lee Moulson, Global Head of Sales at CHB Medical, forged the partnership, who has admired Chanelle’s work in the pharmaceutical world for several years.

Lee identified that joining forces another female-led business would be a recipe for success. As such, the distribution channel was born, and roll-out in the UK is already underway.

The UK-based international medical supplies company played a key role in the resumption of UK horse racing, working with the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) to provide PPE for racing’s competitors and auxiliary services, as well as supplying boxing, horse eventing, private dental and medical chains along with other private sector organisations.

But are rapid result tests approved?

The highly accurate tests are CE marked and whose manufacturer is approved by the FDA in the USA, endorsed by medical and science professionals. They are already being used successfully across corporate businesses to support large scale testing in countries such as Spain, Italy, France, Japan, Australia and Sweden.

About Chanelle McCoy Health

Lady McCoy, Founder and CEO of Chanelle McCoy Health, is an investor on Dragons Den in Ireland and says that mass testing regimes are key to controlling COVID-19 in the future.

She added: “We are delighted to be working with CHB Medical as our UK distributors of what is the most accurate and widely used Covid-19 rapid testing kit available on the market.“ CHB Medical has been selected as our partners due to their vast market experience and successes, professionalism and enthusiasm for the product, and shared vision that the future of Covid-19 control will undoubtedly lie in mass testing regimes.”

About CHB Medical

The tests are available now by contacting CHB Medical directly. CHB Medical is part of the CHB Global group headquartered in Cheltenham, and offices in Edinburgh and Australia and warehouses in Shenzhen and Hong Kong bring these new rapid antibodies and antigen diagnostic tests to the UK market.

“Our team is working to provide bespoke packages for businesses on an enquiry-by-enquiry basis, we scale up our offering in line with the needs of an organisation, and the tests are compatible with private health passports.

We have already been inundated with enquiries for the tests from businesses and organisations across a wide range of sectors, and it is clear that there is a huge demand for a test which can return a result in as little as 10 minutes.”

How to access rapid result COVID-19 tests

The tests are available now directly from CHB Medical. 

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