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LumiraDX | Case Study

4.2 million swabs turned around in less than 10 days

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In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, LumiraDx developed a testing instrument that could provide results for SARS-CoV-2 antigens and antibodies in under 12 minutes.

 

In May 2021, LumiraDX partnered with us to leverage our supply chain capabilities and reputable standing as a supplier & manufacturer of medical and clinical products. We worked with them to source urgently needed medical grade swabs for use with this innovative system.

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Dorian LeBlanc | Chief Financial Officer, LumiraDx

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The Challenge

LumiraDX required 4.2 million swabs in a short time frame to add to their existing coronavirus antibody and antigen testing kits. The team had previously experienced some negative, costly issues when buying swabs from overseas. 

 

LumiraDX needed a reliable, low-risk method to source high-quality, cost-effective swabs. They were looking for a supply chain partner who could quickly source high volumes of stock and manage the quality assurance process.

The Solution

Hutchison International already manufactured and supplied high-grade medical products to pharma and medical brands like Johnson & Johnson and Eli Lilly from our office in China. With a wide range of medical-grade, ISO-accredited swabs, we were able to quickly identify the perfect product for LumiraDx and accelerate production to meet their requirements.

We not only managed the supply, but we were also able to fund the entire process right up to the delivery, including handling all foreign currency exchange, removing all financial risk for LumiraDx. Upon delivery, LumiraDx could inspect the goods prior to authorising payments, ensuring they received the quality of swabs they expected.

Products Supplied

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4.2 Million Disposable

Sampling Swabs

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The Result

In a time where international demand for swabs was at its peak, Hutchison International turned around an order of 4.2 million swabs within budget and in less than 10 days.

Thanks to our global supply chain and certified team on the ground in China, we were able to negotiate the process end-to-end. We secured a great price, supplied the products quickly, with no risk to LumiraDx and managed the entire process from concept to delivery.  

Client Feedback

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Nils Schwesig | Director of Global Supply Chain, LumiraDx

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We develop, manufacture and deliver clinical products for international medical brands and UK government.

 

We remain agile in an ever-changing industry through our established innovation centres and global supply chain, put in place over thirty years.


​No matter what the requirement or application, we have the expertise to help.

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