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Cheaper At-Home Covid Tests Possible Under NIH Program Expansion

Oct. 25, 2021, 1:33 PM

The cost of rapid at-home Covid-19 tests could potentially come down under a $70 million expansion to an NIH Shark Tank-like program on testing, U.S. health officials said.

The National Institutes of Health is setting up a new program called the Independent Test Assessment Program (ITAP) that will spot tests they think have the best potential and give them the testing tools these developers need to ensure they’re providing the best submissions possible to the Food and Drug Administration, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Monday.

Convenient, affordable testing has been seen as a critical way to get ...

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