Russian Express Test Planned to Be Supplied to European, Southeast Asian States

16 April 2020

GMP News

Russia’s Medical Biological Union (MBU), the developer of the first Russian certified express test for coronavirus, is planning to supply these tests to countries in Europe and Southeast Asia as well as the United States, said the press service for Academpark (Russia’s hi-tech innovation center) where the MBU is listed as resident.

Per earlier reports, the express test created by Novosibirsk’s MBU was the first Russian test to receive official certification.

“Supplies are already carried out to many regions and many Russian backbone enterprises, the geography [of supplies] is expanded daily. Supplies to European, Southeast Asian states and the United States are also planned,” the statement says.

It is noted that the test is created based on the company’s own innovation research. The test takes 40 minutes to return a result with more than 94% accuracy. Therefore, productivity of diagnostic laboratories can be increased fourfold. Scientists are planning to produce up to 500,000 tests a week after reaching the project’s expected capabilities.

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