What you need to know
- Apple has announced it will award $10 million to COPAN Diagnostics
- The firm specializes in sample collection kits.
- The money will be used to help fund COVID-19 testing.
Apple has today announced it will award $10 million to COPAN Diagnostics to help fund COVID-19 testing.
In a press release Apple stated:
Apple says that it's sourcing equipment and materials for COPAN Diagnostics from companies across the US. COPAN is a "global player in the field of specimen collection and preservation for infectious disease diagnostics." Apple says the company's sample collection kits "have revolutionized the diagnostic industry and play a critical role in the COVID-19 testing process.
Apple's CFO Jeff Williams said:
COPAN Diagnostics' CEO Norman Sharples said Apple's teams were already making "a huge difference with our efforts to scale up the production of our sample collection and transport kits," which it says are a "critical component in the fight against COVID-19.
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