Irish company working on Covid-19 test gets European Union funding

Hibergene receives €1m from European Commission as it fast-tracks diagnostic test

Seamus Gorman, chief operating officer of Hibergene

Seamus Gorman, chief operating officer of Hibergene

Dublin-based medtech company Hibergene, which is working on a rapid diagnostic test for Covid-19, has secured funding of €1 million from the European Union for the project.

The company’s “Hg nCoV 19” test project is expected to deliver results within 60 minutes. Hibergene, which is working on the test with partners in China, Italy and the UK, recently fast-tracked development of the test, which it hopes could be on the market in months.

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