Production of First Portable coronavirus test in Russia to begin in April

19 March 2020

GMP News

The world’s first portable coronavirus test system is slated for production in April, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during his meeting with the Cabinet.

“The Russian Direct Investment Fund will finance the joint research with our Japanese partners, so that we can begin production of the express tests in April already. Potentially, it would be the world’s first portable [coronavirus] express test,” Putin underscored.

According to Putin, Russia pays the necessary attention to the task of massively beefing up coronavirus test system production; specialists from various facilities work on it.

Work on the coronavirus vaccine is also underway, Putin said, adding that consumer rights watchdog Rospotrebnadzor specialists work on it, in cooperation with St. Petersburg Institute of Vaccines and Serums of the Federal Medical Biological Agency.

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