The first patient was included in the study on 23 December. Since then, the research unit, in cooperation with the clinical wards involved, have been able to include infants on a continuous basis.
The extraordinary circumstances caused by the COVID-19 outbreak have forced Södersjukhuset to reprioritize resources. As a result, the trial could not proceed in the same way. Because of the disruption, the 40 duplicate tests which were planned to be included when the study was initiated could not be obtained. The Company's assessment is that the number of infants included in the study is fully sufficient to demonstrate that the product meets the technical requirements. This consideration is also based on the extensive verification and validation carried out in Calmark's laboratory.
The decision to close the study prematurely was made, after careful consideration, on 6 April, as the monitoring had been carried out.
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