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Relay Medical and Fio to deploy COVID-19 testing for back-to-work program to support Northern Ontario industries

Sudbury industrial contractor to use devices for rapid diagnostic testing at Coniston site
Fionet mobile device Covid
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Sudbury, ON – March 22, 2021: Relay Medical Corp. and Fio Corporation – together Fionet Rapid Response Group – announce an agreement with Lopes Limited to deploy the decentralized testing solution, Fionet Pandemic Platform in support of safe and efficient Back-to-Work program in Northern Ontario.

The Fionet Platform automates high-throughput, quality-controlled, on-site testing using antigen-based rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) approved by Health Canada.

The Fionet Platform has been deployed in Canada and abroad as an instrumental pandemic management measure.

Testing will begin at the Lopes operation in Coniston where Mr. Lopes is also constructing a mobile facility with the potential to provide solutions to other businesses and support the approximately 80,000 tradespeople responsible for Northern Ontario’s Infrastructure.

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The agreement is effective as of today, March 18, and commercial terms of the deployment include a per test model.

Lopes Limited is a leading industrial contractor and one of the largest manufacturing facilities of Northern Ontario. With close to 300 employees across eight self-sustaining companies that service the industrial, commercial, mining, agriculture and energy sectors.

“We are fortunate to be a part of the provincial roll out of RDT’s, that is the first step towards getting the economy back on track in a safe and healthy manner. We know the best way to deploy these rapid tests in the workplace is with the Fionet Pandemic Platform, which provides results in the time you need.” said Felix Lopes Jr., president of Lopes Limited.

“We have always been committed to the idea of mobile, AI-based technology enabling high-quality healthcare. We are pleased to be supporting Felix in making this happen,” said Dr. Michael Greenberg, CEO of FRR and of Fio Corporation.

Emily Sheppard is the nurse practitioner working with Lopes Limited. She shares how “The Fionet platform allows for employee tracking and messaging which is a unique key connectivity factor.”

She appreciates that “FRR system is adaptable and makes it easy to train health care practitioners and onboard their existing team.”

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