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An open-source COVID-19 test empowers African diagnostics and research

20 May 2022
Scientists at MboaLab (Credit: Open Bioeconomy Lab)

Scientists at the Vienna BioCenter have developed an open-source COVID-19 testing method that labs around the world can deploy at minimum cost. Together with a group of European scientists, they established a network of collaborators in Africa who are validating the method and building capacity to produce their own reagents and conduct innovative research. The project could be a cornerstone of the journey to independent diagnostics and biomedical research in Africa.

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