Sugentech is a company that develops in-vitro diagnostic systems and products.
It succeeded in developing rapid test kits for the COVID-19, detecting IgM, IgG, and IgM/IgG antibody. Both IgM and IgG are immunoglobulin antibodies that appear after COVID-19 infection.
IgM antibody is an indicator of current infection, and IgG antibody is an indicator of recent and past infection. Sugentech’s SGTi-flex COVID-19 IgM/IgG uses either an IV blood sample or a droplet retrieved via finger-prick, including the patients without symptoms. The company claims that its kits are accurate and easy to use, and results can be observed with the naked eye within 10 minutes.
It has been approved for clinical trials in Korea and also received CE-IVD certification from the EU. Figure 1 and Figure 2 are the image and procedures for testing with Sugentech’s SGTi-flex COVID-19 IgM/IgG.
Figure 1. Image of Sugentech’s SGTi-flex COVID-19 IgM/IgG
Figure 2. Procedures for testing with Sugentech’s SGTi-flex COVID-19 IgM/IgG