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Spanish researchers allow others to make their COVID test

Andrew Cuomo

GENEVA (AP) — Spanish government researchers have agreed to allow other manufacturers to produce their coronavirus antibody test, a move that could significantly boost testing in poor countries with limited COVID-19 surveillance. In a statement on Tuesday, the World Health Organization and the U.N.-backed Medicines Patent Pool said the Spanish National Research Council had signed a licensing agreement for its COVID-19 antibody test. It is the first time any manufacturer has allowed its coronavirus test to be included in a technology pool set up by WHO last year.  The agreement with the Spanish developers covers all related patents and the biological ingredients needed to make the test, WHO said.

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