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Breakthrough in COVID-19 Testing: ITRI Develops Nucleic Acid Detection System for 1-Hour Rapid Tests
Organization: Department of Industrial Technology        Publish Date: 2020-05-19 17:00
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ITRI have formed a task force focusing on molecular rapid testing with joint efforts from the industrial, public, research, medical, and epidemic prevention sectors, and officially introduced its nucleic acid molecular detection device and kit on April 15. This test is precise, sensitive, efficient, and easy to carry around. It also yields results within 60 minutes with an accuracy of over 90%. Over the next few months, it is hoped that more companies will participate in the production of the device and kit, forging an even broader effort to fight the pandemic. ITRI hopes it can work with Taiwan Centers for Disease Control in introducing the nucleic acid molecular detection device and kit for rapid testing in medical centers, community clinics, or airports/ports. This "Moving Lab" method will allow individual tests to be conducted efficiently, which will shorten the waiting time for the test results from 48 hours to 1 hour and thus significantly reduce the manpower and costs for virus screening.

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