TCPVN and Red Bull support POLYVAC in R&D and production of COVID-19 rapid test kit

November 07, 2020 | 12:23
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TCPVN – the first international office in Vietnam of TCP Group (T.C. Pharma), the owner of the energy drink brands Red Bull and Warrior from Thailand – has contributed VND2 billion ($86,956) from its sustainable development fund to the research and production of the rapid test kit for tracking antigens and antibodies by the Center for Research and Production of Vaccines and Biologicals (POLYVAC) under the Ministry of Health.
tcpvn and red bull support polyvac in rd and production of covid 19 rapid test kit
TCPVN and Red Bull donated $90,000 to support POLYVAC in the esearch and production of a COVID-19 rapid test kit

Facing the unexpected developments of COVID-19, TCPVN has been actively supporting the Vietnamese government and many other organisations in the battle against the pandemic. TCPVN’s contribution to the research and production of the rapid test kit has demonstrated the company's commitment to sustainable development, social values, and improving locals' quality of life.

Vietnam has become a "spotlight" in the world thanks to the proactivity of government authorities. The community has also supported pandemic control measures, minimising risks. Along with safety measures to deal with the pandemic, Vietnam has been proactive in the research and production of a rapid test kit to track antigens and antibodies to ensure detecting infections in time, with great accuracy.

TCPVN's contribution to the research and production of the rapid test kit demonstrates the company's commitment to sustainable development, respect for social values, and efforts to tackle their current challenges.

Nguyen Thanh Huan, country director of TCPVN, said, “We are aware that the fight against COVID-19 in Vietnam is not going to stop in the next one or two months, like anywhere else in the world. As a country, we need to prepare for long-term battle, in which the research and production of rapid test kits is a top priority.”

“We hope that TCPVN's contributions to the research and production process of the antigens and antibodies rapid test kit will help ease the financial burden on the government in this battle. TCPVN also wants to spread positive energy to the whole community, encouraging people to live and fight COVID-19 with a positive spirit,” Huan said.

Truong Quoc Cuong, Deputy Minister of Health, said, “TCPVN’s contribution is a big encouragement for medical staff working with governmental authorities and for all the staff participating in the research. The Ministry of Health will immediately allocate the donated funds to units responsible for COVID-19 prevention and control. Hopefully, POLYVAC can complete the research process and proceed to the production of the two rapid test kits so that they can be used in the pandemic prevention efforts of Vietnam. At the same time, I also hope that TCPVN will continue to make positive contributions and join hands with the whole country to fight against the pandemic."

By Ha Vy

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