Clonmel company Camida beat off competition from all over the world to pull off spectacular coup to source vital raw materials for Covid -19 testing kits

Eamon Lacey

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Clonmel company  Camida beat off competition from all over the world  to pull off spectacular coup to source vital raw materials for Covid -19 testing kits

Camida boss David Anchell

Clonmel company Camida has pulled off a spectacular coup by sourcing 700 kilos of key material to make Covid-19 testing kits.

Camida beat  off competition from countries all over the world  to source  the  much sought after raw materials  in Switzerland  on Wednesday  in the space of two hours and are now making the logistical arrangements to bring the product to Ireland.
The key laboratory ingredient secured by Camida will enable the pharmaceutical industry in Ireland to produce enough reagent to make 500,000 test kits for Covid.
"We are delighted to do our bit  for the country  during this national emergency.We had the links and the network to go about this when we were called to assist.Countries from all over the world were looking for this material and we were very pleased to have secured it for Ireland" said David Anchell, Managing Director of Camida.
 

The MD of Camida,which employs forty three people,  praised staff members  Orla Heenan (Sales Director) and Zara Brennan (Sourcing Specialist) for their role in sourcing the product.

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