Malaysian working on Covid-19 rapid test kit at Oxford | NEWSFLASH by R.AGE

Lim Boon Chuan, 26, is is part of a team of scientists at the University of Oxford’s Engineering Science Department and the Oxford Suzhou Centre for Advanced Research (OSCAR) that is working on a rapid testing kit for Covid-19.

The current RT-PCR testing technology, which is the method used to find the viral RNA, is time consuming and highly specialized. Lim and his team have developed a rapid test kit that reduces the time to half an hour to test a sample. A regular RT-PCR test takes about two hours.

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