IDL Biotech has now received its first order from the company’s distributor in Uganda, Medilink Lab & Surgical Ltd. The order refers to TUBEX® TF, IDL Biotech’s rapid test for typhoid fever. Uganda will thus be the third country in Africa to which the company delivers TUBEX® TF.
It is a small initial order, but crucial as it also means a start to a planned local evaluation study. The study is managed and controlled by the distributor and the local authorities and is considered to be very important for the continued marketing in Uganda, and also in other neighboring countries. In many cases today, a fast and effective diagnostic method for typhoid fever is lacking. TUBEX® TF can therefore make a big difference and contribute to more patients receiving the right treatment in time.
It is very positive that the use of TUBEX® TF can now start in Africa. We have already signed distributor agreements in a number of countries, but covid-19 has unfortunately led to delays in planned activities. says Gunnar Wahlberg, CEO of IDL Biotech.
Read the full press release here (Swedish)