Nasal swab firm ships 15 million kits after Apple lends hand
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Apple Inc said on Monday nasal swab maker COPAN Diagnostics has shipped 15 million COVID-19 sample collection kits to hospitals in California, Texas and other U.S. states, bolstered by manufacturing help from the tech giant. Apple awarded $10 million https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-apple-copan/apple-awards-10-million-to-nasal-swab-maker-copan-diagnostics-to-help-boost-factory-output-idUSKBN22J1RV to the Murrieta, California-based company in May last year and sent engineers to help revamp the production process at a time when shortages of testing supplies had slowed efforts to track the spread of the novel coronavirus. The iPhone maker had initially aimed to help COPAN go from making several thousand kits per week to 1 million kits a week, with the firms also looking to create at least 50 new jobs in Southern California.


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