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Hundreds of thousands of test kits for Asia: DB Schenker handles Air Freight for Korean manufacturer SD Biosensor

Although the situation worldwide is currently very unstable, even in a crisis we are always looking for ways to help people and companies in accordance with our purpose statement: "We advance businesses and lives by shaping the way our world connects”.

Recently, we were able to help export Coronavirus diagnostic kits to countries where the number of people infected with COVID-19 is particularly high. These diagnostic kits can be used to quickly determine whether a person has been infected or not.

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"In the local media, we were informed that many Korean pharmaceutical companies were planning to export diagnostic kits but had problems with shipping due to many flight cancellations. Therefore, our sales team did not hesitate and contacted the companies that are allowed to produce and distribute these kits to help immediately."

- YK Lee, Chief Commercial Officer, DB Schenker Korea
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The first opportunity arose at one of the largest Korean healthcare companies SD Biosensor, where DB Schenker were able to offer a solution that their current service provider could not provide. In close cooperation with the Air Freight Export team, DB Schenker Korea found a solution to ship the diagnostic kits from SD Biosensor's factory near Seoul, South Korea, to government medical authorities as well as public hospitals within 2 days after the company's request. This was followed by more than 20 additional Air Freight shipments to countries mainly in the South East Asia region containing hundreds of thousands of Coronavirus test kits.

The rapid antibody test kits from SD Biosensor can be used to determine whether a person has developed antibodies in their bloodstream to fight the virus, which indicates whether a person has been infected with COVID-19. The Coronavirus test provides results within 10-15 minutes after blood collection through a needle, without the need for any further instruments.

Because this type of test measures antibodies, it can help estimate the probability of past and present infection and is intended as a tool for healthcare professionals to diagnose the mid- to late-stage of viral infection.