SHAH ALAM, 15th OCTOBER 2021 – Malaysia Automotive, Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii), RZAC ImmuneSAFE Sdn. Bhd. and the Selangor Football Club (SFC) collaborated to conduct ImmuSAFE antibody tests for SFC players and management.
A total of 80 SFC players and personnel attended the ImmuSAFE antibody test session today at the FAS Training Center, Shah Alam, including Dr. Johan Kamal Hamidon, Chief Executive Officer of SFC, whom was present to also take the ImmuSAFE test.
The ImmuSAFE antibody test is a quantitative serological test that allows for the determination of protective antibody levels in an individual, post-infection or after vaccination. The results of this test are important in determining the effectiveness of vaccines, as well as the need for booster doses. This will assist SFC to better control and manage player bubbles, as each player and employee receives the results of the ImmuSAFE antibody test.
“This collaboration brings a new dimension to the national sports sector, whereby contact sports can be restarted through rigorous and strict SOP compliance, combined with the COVID-19 serological test,” said Dato’ Ts. Madani Sahari, Chief Executive Officer, Malaysia Automotive, Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii).
ImmuSAFE, launched in September 2020 is the world’s first serological test kit (blood serum test) to detect the presence of antibodies related to nine different SARS-CoV-2 virus domains. The results of the ImmuSAFE test provide information on the risk factors of infection as well as the presence of protective antibodies against Covid-19 in symptom and non-symptomatic individuals.
“Through ImmuSAFE, the management of the vaccination program of Selangor players and officers will be more systematic and they will also be more confident in the level of antibody protection during contact training and football matches. We thank MARii and RZAC for providing us access to new technologies so that national football can continue during this pandemic,” said SFC Chief Executive Officer Dr. Johan Kamal Hamidon.
“The acceptance of ImmuSAFE in the sports industry indicates that the use of ImmuSAFE antibody test is universal and can enhance the existing efforts in combating the COVID-19 pandemic”, said Dato’ Sri Rayyan Joseph King, Director of RZAC.
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