BioGrad Diagnostics opens new testing sites in Shrewsbury and Manchester to meet the demand of its clients – after supplying over Covid 200,000 tests in Liverpool!
BioGrad Diagnostics has today opened new state-of-the-art testing clinics in Shrewsbury and Manchester to meet the demands of its clients, after seeing a successful year of growth at its flagship Liverpool-based laboratory.
Having provided over 200,000 Covid-19 tests in Liverpool alone since the first Lockdown began, BioGrad Diagnostics has been pioneering the way in the global fight against Covid-19, providing responsive and dynamic antigen and antibody testing facilities, with its face-to-face testing carried out by trained professionals.
With plans to open clinics in Birmingham and London in January 2021, the first quarter of the new year will see BioGrad Diagnostics aim to scale up and provide over 1 million tests throughout the next 12 months, as the pandemic continues in circulation in the UK.
Dr Natalie Kenny, CEO of BioGrad Diagnostics said:
“As it became clear that the economy would be devastated by lockdown, we wanted to contribute to keeping schools and businesses open with the provision of fast, accurate Covid testing, and we had lots of labs which were idle due to the restrictions in our core education business, so we began doing what we know best – science!
“Since then we have processed tens of thousands of tests per week and have defined the gold standard in Covid-19 and antigen testing which ensures that we have quickly gained an excellent reputation in the sector. It is really important to me that we remain affordable, so that anyone can have peace of mind when they want to see the family at Christmas safely.
“Opening sites in Shrewsbury and Manchester, with clinics to come in Birmingham and London, shows that we are determined to do all we can to look after the general public and this really is just the beginning of what we expect to be a huge 2021 for BioGrad.”
BioGrad Diagnostics began providing Covid testing as part of its work in education, at the start of the first national lockdown, the main aim for Dr Kenny being to support schools in remaining open through regular testing at the cost of delivering it. Very quickly it became apparent that the economy needed to have wider, faster, more reliable testing, at accessible pricing.
As the UK Government eases lockdown measures for the festive period, concerns about households mixing is raising concerns that we will see a return to a rise in the R rate in the early part of 2021.