Norwegian researchers have found a way to multiply the number of virus tests

Corona test centerOslo.Corona test center.Ullevål hospital : Terje Bendiksby / NTB scanpix

In just over a week, researchers at NTNU have produced 150,000 test kits to detect Coronavirus infection.

– “We can make much more. The limit in test capacity is not on advanced chemical process technology, it lies in test sticks, small plastic pipes and things we never thought could be in short supply,” says NTNU professor Magnar Bjørås to Teknisk Ukeblad.

The test was developed by researchers at the Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine at NTNU in collaboration with St. Olav’s hospital.

The new test method has been tested on positive Coronavirus samples, giving 100 percent compliance.

– “We have not invented powder, but I am proud that we have managed this for well over a week. It has been tested and documented. Although we have a good method in place that we believe is ready for use, we are continuing to improve parts of the process. We are in the process of doing it better than the tests currently on sale,” says Bjørås.

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