Shionogi Healthcare Co., Ltd.
Easy to test for new coronavirus at home “New coronavirus antigen test kit” will be on sale from November 30
Shionogi Healthcare Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, President: Satoru Yoshimoto, hereinafter referred to as Shionogi Healthcare), which contributes to society by providing healthcare value, announced that from November 30, 2022, “new coronavirus antigen Shionogi Healthcare Online will start selling a test kit (general-purpose test drug) (trade name: HEALGEN COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test (general-purpose)). Through the launch of this product, we will contribute to the creation of an environment where you can easily self-check your physical condition at any time, and we will strive to help alleviate the urgency of fever outpatients due to the 8th wave expected this winter, a simultaneous epidemic with influenza.
■ About “New Coronavirus Antigen Test Kit (general test drug)” The brand name “HEALGEN COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test (general use)” to be sold this time is an over-the-counter test drug [class 1 drug] approved by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (approval number: 30400EZX00063000), and is an antigen test that can be tested at home. It’s a kit. The test method is a nasal swab type that allows you to make a judgment after dripping the treatment liquid of the nasal swab into the test cassette and waiting for 15 minutes. It can be used for self-checks (assistance in determining suspicion of infection) when you are concerned about infection or before going out. In anticipation of the arrival of the eighth wave this winter, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare is calling for stockpiling of new coronavirus antigen test kits and antipyretic analgesics necessary for home treatment. If the infection spreads, it is expected that it will be difficult to visit fever outpatients due to the tightness of medical institutions. It is important to prepare in advance by stockpiling test kits at home.
Novel coronavirus antigen test kit
HEALGEN COVID-19 antigen rapid test (for general use) [Class 1 drug] A nasal swab type antigen test kit that can be tested at home. For self-checking when you are concerned about infection or before going out
Brand name: HEALGEN COVID-19 antigen rapid test (for general use) Purpose of use: Detection of SARS-CoV-2 antigen in nasal swabs (Assistance in determination of suspected SARS-CoV-2 infection) Quantity: for 1 time
Suggested retail price: 2,200 yen (tax included)
Release date: November 30, 2022
Sales area: Shionogi Healthcare ONLINE
About the concept of infection control “multi-layered defense” With the spread of the new coronavirus and influenza, various measures are being taken around the world to prevent infection. and reduce the risk of infection. This is “defense in depth”. At Shionogi Healthcare, we believe that six defenses are important: “correct information,” “building a strong body,” “environmental hygiene,” “hand washing and gargling,” “cough etiquette,” and “diagnostic treatment model.” is being implemented.
About multi-layer defense:
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About Shionogi Healthcare’s ESG management
Shionogi Healthcare will grow together with society by giving consideration to the environment, society and governance. Among the international goals “SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)” set by the United Nations Summit, “3. Good health and well-being”, “8. 11. Building sustainable communities, 12. Responsible production and consumption, 14. Protecting the abundance of the sea, and 17. Achieving goals through partnerships to solve social issues. We are making various efforts to
Regarding Shionogi Healthcare’s use of owned media and SNS
Shionogi Healthcare provides product information, campaigns, and various information through its own site (Shionogi Healthcare ONLINE) and official SNS (Twitter, Instagram, LINE, etc.) so that everyone can practice self-care more closely and correctly. We will provide information and services useful for your health, such as dissemination of self-care methods learned from professionals (experts).
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About Shionogi Healthcare Co., Ltd.
For more than 140 years since its founding, the Shionogi Group has served people’s health. Shionogi Healthcare was established in January 2016 under the management philosophy of “constantly providing the best healthcare value necessary to protect people’s health.” We will increase the competitiveness of the healthcare business with added value through multi-layered businesses and alliances, and contribute to the extension of healthy life expectancy through excellent products, information, and services.
Trade name: SHIONOGI HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
Company establishment: January 15, 2016
Company opening: April 1, 2016
Capital: 10 million yen
Number of employees: Approximately 130 (as of July 2022)
Representative: CEO Satoru Yoshimoto
Head office location: 7th floor of Yodoyabashi Square, 2-6-18 Kitahama, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Business description: Development, manufacturing and sales of healthcare products such as over-the-counter drugs, quasi-drugs, controlled medical devices, and health foods
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