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City hospital’s test kit

SCIENTISTS of Zhongshan Hospital affiliated to Fudan University in Shanghai said they have developed a test kit that would confirm cases of the novel coronavirus in 10 minutes on average.

The research team, led by Ge Junbo, professor of the hospital and an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, also includes experts from a hospital and a sci-tech firm based in Jiangsu Province.

The new nucleic acid test kit has been verified and completed human trials of 310 cases in Jiangsu, Chongqing and Shanghai.

The shortest detection time was just one minute, the hospital said.

It will undergo clinical validation with more cases.


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