Coronavirus (COVID-19) & food test kit manufacture

In the difficult and extraordinary times of a Coronavirus pandemic, Bio-Check (UK) would like to reassure its customers, staff, suppliers and other stakeholders that we are continually reviewing – in line with WHO, NHS and UK Government advice – and escalating the measures we take to mitigate the adverse impact of the effects of the virus.

The UK Coronavirus Act 2020, which received Royal Assent on 25th March, provides the UK Government with the emergency powers it needs to tackle the further spread of the virus. In this Act, the key workers list includes all those who are involved with the provision of key goods necessary for the manufacture and supply of food. Bio-Check (UK) is naturally pleased to play its part, ensuring that its food testing kits (e.g. for detection of gluten, food allergens, mycotoxins) continue to be available to help food manufacturers provide all of us – especially the vulnerable – with safe food of the stated quality.

We urge all existing and potential users of our test kits to discuss their changing requirements with us over the course of this outbreak; by doing so, Bio-Check can better ensure the continuity of supplies for all.

If you need more information about our products and the stocks available, please contact us info@biocheck.uk.

By heeding the medical and behavioural (social distancing) advice being provided by the NHS and UK Government, you, your colleagues, families, friends and neighbours will have the best chance of keeping safe and well.

Contract Manufacture of LFDs

Bio-Check (UK) develops and manufactures a range of rapid “on-site/point of care” tests (lateral flow devices) including for the detection of disease antibodies in blood. We have an on-farm test for antibodies to cattle/sheep liver flukes and, more pertinently, several tests to detect very low levels of human (IgE) antibodies indicative of allergic/anaphylactic reactions. Importantly, we manufacture device components that are CE marked for home use as well as doctors; the device uses tiny quantities of whole, finger-prick blood, removes the problem of “prozoning” (high dose hook; overloading) by non-specific antibodies; test results are available in a few minutes. Bio-Check’s management team has many decades of experience in the fields of in vitro diagnostic testing for medical diagnostics and research, pharmaceutical analysis and food testing applications. Our Quality Management System is ISO9001:2015 certified.

Please contact us to discuss your plans info@biocheck.uk

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