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Cardinal teams with Abbott and Quidel to offer home COVID-19 test kits

Cardinal teams with Abbott and Quidel to offer home COVID-19 test kits

DUBLIN, Ohio — Cardinal Health announced on Tuesday its efforts to commercialize and broaden access to over-the-counter rapid COVID-19 tests through partnerships with Abbott and Quidel Corp. Cardinal Health will leverage its expansive distribution network to support broad access to Quidel’s QuickVue At-Home OTC COVID-19 Test and Abbott’s BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Self-Test, which allow consumers

Study looks at proper hydration to achieve post-pandemic fitness goals

Study looks at proper hydration to achieve post-pandemic fitness goals

ABBOTT PARK, Ill. — A new Harris Poll survey finds the majority of adults in the U.S. who exercise intensely understand the importance of maintaining hydration throughout a workout (93%) and that hydration is important for muscle recovery (89%), yet many have misconceptions about the type of hydration that may impact their ability to perform

Abbott begins shipping BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Self Test to retailers

Abbott begins shipping BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Self Test to retailers

ABBOTT PARK, Ill. — Abbott  announced today it began shipping its BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Self Test to retailers across the country. Consumers can expect the test to be available in the next few days online and in some stores. Broader nationwide availability is expected in the next two weeks as tests work their way through

Abbott announces its Pandemic Defense Coalition

Abbott announces its Pandemic Defense Coalition

ABBOTT PARK, Ill. — Abbott announced the formation of the Abbott Pandemic Defense Coalition, a first-of-its-kind global scientific and public health partnership dedicated to the early detection of, and rapid response to, future pandemic threats. By connecting global centers of excellence in laboratory testing, genetic sequencing and public health research, the program will identify new pathogens,

As vaccines roll out, Americans see COVID-19 testing as important partner

As vaccines roll out, Americans see COVID-19 testing as important partner

ABBOTT PARK, Ill. — The development and authorization of a COVID-19 vaccine is a critical scientific milestone in our efforts to combat this pandemic. Abbott  released findings on Tuesday from a survey conducted by The Harris Poll, showing that Americans see testing as an essential partner to these new vaccines. Among the key findings: Importance

Abbott develops new Pedialyte Hydration Solution to help support immune health

Abbott develops new Pedialyte Hydration Solution to help support immune health

ABBOTT PARK, Ill. — Because supporting the immune system is top of mind for many people, Abbott  is launching a new Pedialyte formulation specifically designed with key nutrients to support immune health. Pedialyte with Immune Support was developed for consumers looking for key immune-supporting nutrients in their hydration solution. In addition to an optimal balance

Ensure Plus now available with 16 grams of protein and nutrients to support immune health

Ensure Plus now available with 16 grams of protein and nutrients to support immune health

ABBOTT PARK, Ill. —  Abbott announced that Ensure Plus now has 16g of protein, which is 75% more protein than Ensure Original.  The company added that it includes essential nutrients to support immune health. By 2050, more than 1 in 5 adults will be over the age of 65. Age and health conditions can often affect  weight, strength

Abbott’s 15-minute, $5 COVID-19 test gets FDA authorization

Abbott’s 15-minute, $5 COVID-19 test gets FDA authorization

ABBOTT PARK, Ill. — Abbott announced on Wednesday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for its BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card rapid test for detection of COVID-19 infection. Abbott will sell this test for $5. It is highly portable (about the size of a credit card), affordable and provides results

Abbott, Tandem Diabetes Care team to develop automated insulin delivery systems

Abbott, Tandem Diabetes Care team to develop automated insulin delivery systems

ABBOTT PARK, Ill.— Abbott and Tandem Diabetes Care announced Monday that they have finalized an agreement to develop and commercialize integrated diabetes solutions that combine Abbott’s world-leading continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) technology with Tandem’s innovative insulin delivery systems to provide more options for people to manage their diabetes. The companies first announced their intention to

Abbott gets FDA EUA for COVID-19 antibody blood test on Alinity i system

Abbott gets FDA EUA for COVID-19 antibody blood test on Alinity i system

ABBOTT PARK, Ill. —  Abbott announced on Monday  that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the company’s SARS-CoV-2 IgG lab-based serology blood test on the Alinity i system. Abbott plans to ship nearly 30 million antibody tests globally in May across its ARCHITECT and Alinity i platforms and

Research from University of Washington shows high performance of Abbott’s SARS-CoV-2 antibody blood test

Research from University of Washington shows high performance of Abbott’s SARS-CoV-2 antibody blood test

ABBOTT PARK, Ill. — Abbott announced on Friday new research, published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, which found that its SARS-CoV-2 IgG lab-based serology blood test had 99.9% specificity and 100% sensitivity for detecting the IgG antibody in patients 17 days or more after symptoms began. Independent research was conducted by University of Washington School of

Abbott launches point-of-care test to detect COVID-19 in five minutes

Abbott launches point-of-care test to detect COVID-19 in five minutes

ABBOTT PARK, Ill. — Abbott announced  that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the fastest available molecular point-of-care test for the detection of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), delivering positive results in as little as five minutes and negative results in 13 minutes. The test will run on the

Abbott and Insulet partnering to offer seamless diabetes care

Abbott and Insulet partnering to offer seamless diabetes care

ABBOTT PARK, Ill.  — Abbott  and Insulet Corp. announced Wednesday that the companies are partnering to integrate Abbott’s leading glucose sensing technology with Insulet’s next-generation tubeless system, the Omnipod Horizon Automated Insulin Delivery (AID) System (Omnipod Horizon System), to offer personalized automated insulin delivery and care for people living with diabetes. Controlled through an app

Abbott names Robert Ford to succeed Miles White as CEO

Abbott names Robert Ford to succeed Miles White as CEO

ABBOTT PARK, Ill.  — Abbott announced that Miles White will be stepping down as chief executive officer on March 31, 2020, after a remarkable 21-year tenure, the second longest for a non-founder in today’s S&P 100. He will remain executive chairman of the board. The board has unanimously appointed Robert Ford, a 23-year Abbott veteran, to