Russian Consumer Rights Watchdog registers first ever test-system for UK COVID-19 strain

Russian Consumer Rights Watchdog registers first ever test-system for UK COVID-19 strain
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  • calendar-gray 15 February 2021

Russian scientists have registered the first test system in the world for the British variant of the coronavirus (N501Y), the Russian consumer rights watchdog, Rospotrebnadzor, announced, APA reports citing Sputnik.

"The new technology can be used to develop reagents for detecting any other SARS-CoV-2 mutations, as well as other infectious pathogens where rapid mass testing is required (pandemic infections)," Rospotrebnadzor said.

Earlier, the head of the organization noted that diagnostics would take just 40 minutes.

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