The plan is to roll out the tests into 8 sites they all have labs attached. There are another 100 hospitals which also have labs attached they will then start using Novacyt. It's become apparent that some trusts were testing with the only test they had which was for Coronavirus 2018 completely the wrong strain. To a certain degree its why we have not had mass testing. Slowly but surely the building blocks are falling into place. PHE have cottoned on that NCYT is the best test. Unlike the pin prick test it is 100% reliable not 80%. It also tests for mutations again the pin test does not. All this comes about due research. which moves at a glacial pace compared to the virus.
You cannot have knee jerk reactions.
The government said Thursday the NHSwill get all the money required so you can bet your mortgage this will be in every hospital in next few weeks.
I expect testing will then increase 100 fold.
If you also look at the 60 countries whk are now buying NCYT each one will have a minimum 20 to 100 hospitals.
If 8 hospitals equals £1m the figures for 60 x 20 are off the scale.
This excludes the USA where confirmation of the NHS approval will inevitably seep into their psyche be that in the media or via medics. When it does this will be an extraordinary event in terms of sales.
At some point the crap will also hit the fan as to why the FDA didnt deliver this 6 weeks ago.
I expect volumes to go off the scale to such an extent that NCYT will be bought by Fisher Pfizer Zeneca etc
I wont speculate whether LabCorp are using the Ncyt BUT interestingly they havnt produced any technical figures to support their research. We know NCYT have produced a swathe of technical data re assays and reagents but it struck me as odd that Labcorp appeared to pull 10s of 000s of kits out of the hat seemingly from a standing start, they are one of the leading labs in the US linked to major pharma and with 000s of affiliates but it was as though they had been handed the kits on a plate.
It feels as though another company had suddenly sold them millions of kits.
We also know a US life sciences company are an OEM.
Could it be Labcorp. If not them who ?
That said all the US life science companies are huge.