The Irish-based ROQU Group has launched Health Passport, a world-first digital platform designed to facilitate increased COVID-19 testing for businesses and the public.
ROQU Group says Health Passport combines the latest digital technologies with highly accurate and validated COVID-19 testing solutions, delivering results in as little as 15 minutes.
The platform will enable businesses and individuals to quickly minimise risks related to COVID-19 and ensure they can continue daily activities.
ROQU Group says Health Passport has been developed to help national economies by enabling businesses to remain open through continuous proactive testing of employees, identifying positive results at the earliest stage whilst simultaneously protecting communities by offering increased testing.
“Around the world, there is continued frustration and disappointment due to COVID-19 restrictions,” Robert Quirke, President and CEO of ROQU Group, said at the launch of Health Passport.
“Health Passport is designed to put a safety net in place where none currently exists, allowing economies to recover and thrive in a controlled environment.
“It is a world-first innovation, proudly engineered in Ireland to the highest standards, that will enable business and society to finally move forward. The game changer has finally arrived,” he added.
Health Passport has been developed specifically to work in harmony with all official COVID-19 tests, including laboratory swab and blood tests.
“Using our global visibility, we are helping local companies by making the best COVID-19 testing solutions readily available to all,” Quirke said.
“As testing and research continues to improve, we want to ensure that Irish society and economy can easily access testing solutions that offer the highest levels of clinical validation.
“The purpose of the pilot trial is to demonstrate how Health Passport works across a variety of real-life business and social scenarios,” he added.
Amid calls for increased testing for the public, ROQU Group says that newly engineered rapid tests can provide the solution needed to stop the spread of the virus.
“We are all aware that the current situation regarding viral outbreaks in businesses and communities is simply not sustainable,” Quirke said.
“There are too many gaps in the current testing system that are hindering our ability to get the economy and normal life back on track. It is time to immediately close those gaps.
“This platform provides the breakthrough we have been waiting for and can become the standard solution for business, travel, education, healthcare, events and all aspects of daily life,” he said.
“Every person on the Health Passport platform now represents one life and one job protected.”
ROQU Group says that, in addition to Ireland, the Health Passport platform will be launched in the US, UK, Italy, Kenya and Germany, with other locations to follow.