Since the beginning of 2020, COVID-19 has been spreading throughout the world, closing all but essential businesses and forcing people into isolation and quarantine to protect our most vulnerable population. Nonetheless our world is still on edge. People are self-quarantine and countries lockdown again; in battle to contain 2nd wave of COVID-19 this winter. Businesses are closing, jobs are being lost, bankruptcy rates are skyrocketing…
Seniors and immunocompromised individuals are at most risk of succumbing to this potentially deadly virus. As many as million people worldwide have already lost their lives. Yet COVID-19 testing in our country is still expensive, slow, and not as accurate as it could be. Current substandard antibody test kits cannot be used to detect ongoing infections.
Using these potentially faulty tests can make you believe you are safe to visit family and friends - when in reality, you may still be carrying the virus and can transmit it to your loved ones unknowingly. Or, the tests can make you believe you are infected when you are actually free of the virus.
We need more accurate and quicker COVID-19 test kits - Kits that are simple to use, affordable, and accurate enough for quick screening purposes. Kits that can be easily used within your own home, lessening the risk of the virus spreading to others should you still be infected.
Accurate ANTIGEN rapid detection test (RDT) is the best option for FAST screening. Not many companies have focused on Antigen Detection Tests. Even so, these tests are designed ONLY for health care providers, and NOT for at-home testing.
Although no single test will end the pandemic in the United States, experts say the ability for people to take a test at home and know within minutes whether they’re infected could be an important component in stanching the spread of the virus.
And yet, there is HOPE for better testing to stop the spread of COVID-19 and you can HELP!
PACE DIAGNOSTICS is an emerging small biotech company specializing in breakthrough diagnostics to revolutionize healthcare for better living. At Pace Diagnostics, our efforts have been focused on launching accurate, low-cost, easy-to-use Rapid Tests for TB (Tuberculosis) Triage/Screening, Lung Cancer Early Detection, and COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Detection.
Our goal is to identify the disease cases accurately, efficiently, and rapidly in order to allow better healthcare decisions to be made QUICKLY - and SAVE LIVES.
PACE DIAGNOSTICS products are designed both for your HOME or for your healthcare provider, and the tests can be administered by UNTRAINED personnel. Our PACE Antigen Rapid Test prototype showed excellent, accurate, and fast results.
Our COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Detection Test will be:
1. Inexpensive: get results without worrying about heavy costs
2. Convenient: compact, accurate, ready to be used anywhere
3. Easy-to-use: the kit requires no training and no other elements
4. Fast: provides visually accurate results in only 15 minutes or less
5. Universally usable: anyone can perform this test, anywhere
6. For at-home-use: first COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Detection Test that you can use at home
Anyone can perform this test and you do not need anything else besides what is provided in the kit.
Why PACE began COVID-19 ANTIGEN Tests
A few months ago, two of our employees tested positive for COVID-19.
While waiting for confirmation results, all of our employees rushed to take the tests, disinfected the company, and quarantined ourselves. All this happened within a 7 day period and all results were false alarms produced by faulty or inaccurate test kits. It distressed everyone and it not only affected our mental well-being but also our business.
We need more accurate and quicker COVID-19 test kits and PACE is developing test kits that are simple to use, affordable, and accurate enough for quick screening purposes! Our Tuberculosis Triage/Screening tests have advanced to pre-clinical and clinical trial stages at many worldwide sites. We immediately transferred our technical knowledge and expertise from the TB (Tuberculosis) rapid test to COVID-19 rapid test as there are inherent similarities between these viral diseases: they target and infect the lung organs.
With your donation, we will complete our test kits and have them available for you and your family so you can feel secure in your testing results and put the anxiety of waiting behind.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pace Diagnostics is on the verge of closure due to difficulty obtaining sufficient funding from the government or from large private investors. If we cannot secure additional funding, our progress may slow to a stop hindering our ability to provide faster, more accurate test kits for the population.
Since March, all of our co-founders and management team have not received any pay or salaries in order to reserve the funds for essential expenses only and we will continue to do so until ALL of our employees, staff, suppliers, etc. are receiving a proper wage. It is more important for us to get this product out to the public while ensuring our staff is cared for during these extremely difficult times.
Big biotech companies have large reserves and receive enormous assistance and grants from both national and local governments and also from large private investors. At the moment, most investors have paused or completely stopped their funding commitments to smaller companies and start-ups.
Start-ups like ours are facing extreme circumstances in order to survive - even though many of them are highly innovative and leading candidates in their field.
We need all the help we can receive to fulfill our Mission – make our COVID-19 ANTIGEN Tests available to everyone at affordable price so everyone can have the option to be frequently tested without being worry about the cost.
We now are turning to the public and the power of community funding for help to launch this test.
100% of your generous donations will be used for the following that will allow us to get our rapid HOME test kits approved in order to make it be available to the general public, and therefore help to stop the spread of this deadly virus:
• Payroll for current employees and new hires
• The hiring of additional staffs to ensure this COVID project can be fulfilled in a timely manner to receive US FDA Emergency Use Authorization approval
• The rent for our lab and office space, including utilities
• The lab suppliers and materials for testing
• Pay our suppliers/partners for their services and raw materials
• Expenses to scale-up regulatory submission (US FDA Emergency Use Authorization approval)
Help Save a Small Business and take our innovations to the next level – making our COVID-19 ANTIGEN Tests available to everyone!
Time is crucial and we are racing to make the tests available to everyone to use at home and prevent further spread of this deadly virus. Winter is coming with a second COVID-19 wave is sweeping continental Europe, with new infection records broken daily in many countries.
We know that together with your support we can make a real difference in stopping this virus in its tracks!
Especially during this COVID-19 pandemic, with the effective duration of the vaccine is unknown, the need for inexpensive, convenient, and easy-to-use tests capable of providing visually accurate FAST results is needed now more than ever. No doubts, no guesswork, no waiting. Just a fast, reliable and inexpensive antigen test that can be used at home by anyone.
Under the Emergency Use Authorization, our Antigen Rapid Detection Test solution can be manufactured and launched in only ten weeks after receiving enough funding, which is quite remarkable. We want you to know that at Pace Diagnostics, we will not waste any seconds. Our priority is to make it possible for you to quickly secure access to our Antigen Detection Test for yourself and for your family while also knowing that your support to this campaign will also make it possible for your community and your fellow citizens to have such a critical diagnostic solution easily available.
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your generous donation and ask that you please share our campaign with your family, friends, and co-workers so that together, we can make a real difference in protecting our loved ones from COVID-19.
And yes, we will not be able to do it without your help.
Together, we can stop the spread and win the war against this contagious disease.
Once again, please accept our deepest thanks for your kindness and your support. We need it.
For more information about Pace Diagnostics, please visit our website at http://www.pacediagnostics.com/
- Vanessa Dwight
- Phil B.
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