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PCR tests at Frankfurt Airport: CENTOGENE and Lufthansa take positive balance at the end of the summer vacations

With the school begin in Baden-Wuerttemberg the summer time vacation season ends in total Germany....

With the school begin in Baden-Wuerttemberg the summer time vacation season ends in total Germany. At the stop of the summer time, CENTOGENE and Lufthansa are using a optimistic interim stability of the examination facilities at German airports. Considering that the stop of June, the partners have been jointly enabling travellers departing from or arriving at Frankfurt Airport (FRA), as well as those people from the location, to have accessibility to speedy, reliable checks for the SARS CoV-two virus. This to start with “walk-in” coronavirus examination heart in Germany serves as a blueprint for a prosperous examination principle and aids travellers coming into Germany from higher-chance nations.

In the summer time of 2020, much more than 150,000 travellers have been examined at Frankfurt Airport utilizing CENTOGENE’s really delicate SARS-CoV-two PCR examination. On regular, about just one p.c of the samples have been optimistic during the last 6 weeks. More than 97 p.c of the COVID-19 examination success have been digitally transmitted to travellers in August 2020 in much less than 24 several hours. Passengers who had registered for the examination in progress only had to wait around approx. twenty minutes prior to staying examined. Most of them came from Spain, followed by the United states, Turkey and Croatia. In addition, practically fifty,000 travellers have been examined prior to departure, for case in point to vacation to China or Dubai, where by a negative examination result is necessary for entry. The basic populace from the location also used the examination heart. Considering that mid-August, another examination heart has also been in operation at Hamburg Airport.

Most just lately, the testing capability at the examination heart at Frankfurt has been expanded and the sampling area has been enlarged to give a handy option for travelers. The examination heart in Frankfurt now has a capability of all-around 10,000 checks for every working day, which is much more than sufficient even at times of higher desire. On regular, all-around 4,five hundred checks for every working day have been carried out in the summer time months of July and August. The CENTOGENE provider enhances the current public laboratory capacities of the health treatment process and relieves them.

Lufthansa Team travellers can now also use the speedy lane at the CENTOGENE examination heart at Frankfurt Airport and consequently hold waiting around times to a minimum. Exclusive speedy lanes are also offered for Lufthansa Team position clients, business and to start with course travellers.

“It is appropriate that the testing approach for travellers from higher-chance nations will be taken care of in September. In its place of abolishing the checks from October and dismantling the efficiently recognized testing infrastructure at airports, the current testing capacities should be more expanded and used even much more thoroughly. The facts acquired from the checks can make a significant contribution to reacting to the recent an infection scenario with qualified and acceptable steps. The cooperation among Lufthansa and CENTOGENE, which is repeatedly expanding its capacities, serves as a benchmark for a prosperous examination model right here,” says Christina Foerster, Lufthansa Team Client, IT & Corporate Accountability Board Member.

Dr. Volkmar Weckesser, CIO CENTOGENE, emphasizes: “We firmly believe that wide-dependent testing is the vital to stopping a more outbreak and supporting a new regular – especially where by mobility is an crucial contribution to the performance of our financial system. This is why we have released economical, electronic workflows for COVID-19 testing at two of Germany’s biggest airports. We are definitely confident that this conclusion is appropriate and will hence keep on to drastically raise our testing capacities. In this way, we can make an important contribution to the testing infrastructure – also for professional medical personnel or the populace in the location. Above all, thanks to the latest technologies and innovation, we are also doing work intensively on new, a lot quicker examination strategies. 

Passengers can carry out the examination in a sample selection heart in the fast vicinity of the major terminal of Frankfurt Airport. All success are produced offered to travellers by using a safe electronic platform and linked to the flight ticket to guarantee automated confirmation for travelers flying to nations with respective entry constraints. In addition, travellers can opt for an id confirmation provider that certifies authorities that the examination success match the passengers’ id.

About CENTOGENE
CENTOGENE engages in prognosis and research all-around rare illnesses transforming authentic-earth medical and genetic facts into actionable data for patients, medical professionals, and pharmaceutical corporations. Our intention is to convey rationality to remedy conclusions and to speed up the growth of new orphan drugs by utilizing our substantial rare disorder knowledge, such as epidemiological and medical facts, as well as impressive biomarkers. CENTOGENE has developed a worldwide proprietary rare disorder platform dependent on our authentic-earth facts repository with roughly 3. billion weighted facts points from over 530,000 patients representing over 120 distinctive nations as of March 31, 2020.
The Company’s platform incorporates epidemiologic, phenotypic, and genetic facts that demonstrates a worldwide populace, and also a biobank of these patients’ blood samples. CENTOGENE believes this represents the only platform that comprehensively analyzes multi-level facts to enhance the understanding of rare hereditary illnesses, which can support in the identification of patients and enhance our pharmaceutical partners’ capacity to convey orphan drugs to the marketplace. As of March 31, 2020, the Corporation collaborated with 39 pharmaceutical partners masking over forty five distinctive rare illnesses.

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