Abaxis Inc. has entered the production animal diagnostics marketplace with its new rapid Avian Influenza Antigen Test. The USDA-licensed test is for Avian Influenza Type A nucleoprotein antigen in chickens, turkeys and ducks.
The disposable, non-instrumented device can be used in the field or in a laboratory. Results are generated in 15 minutes, according to the company.
“This new product further extends Abaxis’ scope, building on our strong position of having worldwide rights in the field of animal health diagnostics using certain technologies pertaining to lateral flow immunoassay devices and methods,” said Martin Mulroy, vice president sales and marketing North American Animal Health, Abaxis.
Abaxis is a medical products company in Union City, Calif., that manufactures point-of-care blood analysis instruments and rapid tests for the medical, research and veterinary markets.