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Point-of-care diagnostic that diagnoses COVID-19 in five minutes developed in Singapore

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March 26, 2020
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Truly disruptive

Just days ago, we highlighted a diagnostic test for COVID-19 that gives a result within an hour. Now that can be done in five minutes, based on a breakthrough in developing an extremely rapid amplification method in Singapore to identify genetic material from a patient's swab. Unlike current techniques that require expensive machines to run and experts to carry out the tests, the kits are designed to be portable and simple to use. As the pandemic grows, the spotlight is increasingly falling on testing to contain the spread. The lack of testing may be hiding many cases. Clients should look to get in early as a development partner to scale and get this technology to market upon approval in a world clearly in demand of capabilities like this.

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