A new UK plan to use antigen tests for wide-scale screening for Covid-19 may not be the easy win the government is seeking.
Antigen tests for Covid-19 can be useful if used in the right settings, but those settings are expensive.
The BinaxNow antigen test is fast and acceptably accurate – but above all, cheap.
Mid- and small-cap medtechs find themselves at the mercy of government responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Antigen tests are faster and cheaper than viral RNA assays, but are notably less accurate.
Big cap medtech is hiring, largely thanks to organic growth.