China develops new testing virus testing Kits
China develops acid-based virus Portable test kit that can analyze up to 60 samples and give results within an hour. The new kits have revolutionized the fight against the Coronavirus. 


The Chinese Academy of Sciences announced on April 9 at its biomedical institute in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, had created a nucleic acid test kit that could deliver results in within 45 minutes.

The portable kit, which also enables on-site testing, can be stored and transported at room temperature.

Wang Daming, leader of the research team at the academy's Suzhou Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Technology, started working on the kit in January. The following month, he went to Hubei province to test its efficacy and produced positive results.

The kit only requires 20 microliters of nasal swab or mucus samples to produce a result, the institute said.

A single test machine can analyze 60 samples an hour, it said, adding that more than 600 patients had been tested with an accuracy rate of over 99 per cent. The cost of the testing was not disclosed.

"What's impressive is the bilateral aid that China is putting forward, returning the favour after having received international assistance at the very beginning of the pandemic,"  Wang Daming said.

" We are going through a tough period but through advancing kits will suppress the naval virus due to limited movements, " wang added.

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