Hong Kong researchers invent fast novel coronavirus detection device

Hong Kong researchers invent fast novel coronavirus detection device

Researchers of a Hong Kong university have invented a fast portable detection device for novel coronavirus, Prof. Wen Weijia of  Hong Kong University of Science and Technology said.

It reduces the whole procedure from sampling to testing to merely 40 minutes, Xinhua reported.

The researchers came up with the testing kit within a week after obtaining the new coronavirus sequence on January 20.

The equipment set has been in use by disease control and prevention centers in Shenzhen and Guangzhou and two more sets were being delivered to Hubei province.

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