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New test kit for Covid-19 patients invented by SL scientists

4 May 2021 04:06 am - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Senior Scientist of the Sri Lanka NANO Technology Institute Dr. Kasun Prabuddha said a team of Sri Lankan scientists have invented a new test kit for Covid-19 patients.

He said it would take two hours to get results after testing with the current tools, but the new kit would reduce it to half an hour.

Dr. Prabuddha said a special feature of the RT Lamp PCR kit was that the number of PCR tests performed at a time could be increased. He said the team of scientists had planned the new invention in March this year and that they commenced research in August 2020.

He said the manufacture of the PCR kit had already been approved. (Buddhika Kumarasiri)



  Comments - 4

  • Sumal Tuesday, 04 May 2021 08:28 AM

    Hope it does not categorize common cold corona virus as covid-19

    Joshua Tuesday, 04 May 2021 08:35 AM

    Great. Hope it will not end up like that fake dammika paniya

    NightOwl Tuesday, 04 May 2021 09:29 AM

    These are the super minds of Sri Lanka. Congradulations. Article says PCR but the cover of the test kit says RAT

    Mr.D Tuesday, 04 May 2021 09:41 AM

    This should be the headlines all over and these scientists should be given national hero awards

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