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Russia launched production of ultra-precise coronavirus test

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Russia launched production of ultra-precise coronavirus test


18.05.2020

Photo credit: press service of the administration of the Krasnodar Territory

The mass production of an ultra-precise test for coronavirus has been launched by the TestGen company of the Ulianovsk Ulnanotech nanocenter. The company has developed the test, which is able to present the results of the study on COVID-19 in two hours. Roszdravnadzor has already registered the new development, according to RIA Novosti.

According to the CEO of TestGen (a member of the Rusnano group) Andrei Toropovsky, at the initial stage, the company is able to produce up to 50,000 tests per day, in the future it is planned to increase the output to two million tests per month.

Now, TestGen is considering the possibility of delivering tests to Russian regions and is also preparing to enter foreign markets. To do this, it needs to get a European CE-certificate.

The scientists of TestGen spent about a month on creating an ultra-precise test. The test can show the presence or absence of coronavirus at the earliest stages with an accuracy of more than 96%, as proven by clinical trials.

Russian scientists representing state scientific institutions and companies are participating in the development of a coronavirus vaccine. At the end of April, the World Health Organization included nine Russian developments in the list of promising ones.

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