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Quidel Opens Diagnostic Manufacturing Site in California

February 8, 2021

Quidel has announced that it has opened a new manufacturing facility in Carlsbad, Calif., dedicated to mass-producing the company’s QuickVue diagnostic tests, including its rapid COVID-19 test.

The facility will become the company’s highest-volume production plant and will begin manufacturing in the second half of the year. Quidel said it aims to produce 600 million QuickVue COVID-19 rapid tests annually.

The FDA granted Quidel’s rapid COVID-19 antigen test an Emergency Use Authorization in December 2020. The test delivers results in 10 minutes using nasal swab samples.

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