Working closely with aged care and healthcare where our most vulnerable are the most exposed to Covid was a huge challenge for our government. The National Medical Stockpile needed rapid antigen tests that could be reliable yet cost-effective and high quality.
To use the MP Biomedicals test, utilised by most states in Australia and successful overseas, was a simple step for the federal government. With high efficacy (over 98% sensitivity) and reliable supply, the test was ideal for the circumstances.
The federal stockpile engaged with Westlab to supply and deliver over 7 million Rapid Antigen Tests and since awarded the federal contract to Westlab for ongoing supply and delivery. Further to this Westlab were able to offer temperature controlled storage to ensure ongoing quality assurance of the product.