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Safeguard DNA Diagnostics Launches Rhinostics Dry Collection Swabs for COVID Testing as Primary Collection Devices for Its Laboratories in the Philippines

Safeguard DNA Diagnostics Inc, SDDI, one of the largest chains of infectious disease laboratories in the Philippines, has introduced COVID sample collection using the Rhinosticsᵗᵐ dry nasal and nasopharyngeal collection swabs. The dry swabs are being introduced at its facilities in Metro Manila, Davao and Negros Occidental. In addition, SDDI will act as the exclusive distributor of Rhinostics in the Philippines.

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CEB offers most affordable RT-PCR swab test for only PHP 2,500

The Philippines' leading airline, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), ramps up its Test Before Boarding (TBB) process as it now offers the cheapest RT-PCR test at only P2,500 versus other local carriers, exclusively for its passengers.

CEB offers the RT-PCR test through its three accredited partners –Health Metrics, Inc. (HMI), Safeguard DNA Diagnostics Inc. (SDDI) and Philippine Airport Diagnostic Laboratory (PADLAB). This special rate is solely for passengers booked on Cebu Pacific and Cebgo.

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Safeguard DNA Diagnostics, SDDI, one of the largest chain of infectious disease laboratories in the Philippines, has introduced COVID sample collection using the Rhinosticsᵗᵐ

Rhinostics Inc. is a Harvard University spinout company launched to bring new materials and designs for improved sample collection for COVID and broader non-COVID respiratory testing.  The Rhinosticsᵗᵐ swabs received a U.S. Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for COVID sample collection. These swabs allow more comfortable collection, dry shipment and transport without viral transport media

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OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR NEWS RELEASE: HAWAIʻI ANNOUNCES PRE-TRAVEL TESTING AGREEMENTS WITH PHILIPPINE AIRLINES AND SOUTH KOREA’S INCHEON AIRPORT

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced today that starting Thursday, July 15, 2021 travelers from the Philippines and from South Korea’s Incheon International Airport may bypass the State of Hawaiʻi’s mandatory 10-day quarantine if they take a COVID-19 test from a trusted testing partner.