Israel unveils new rapid COVID-19 tests

November 3, 2020 by TPS
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Health Minister Yuli Edelstein unveiled on Monday a new Israeli-developed Coronavirus (COVID-19) test that will shorten the processing time in the laboratories from eight hours to four and will be safer and based on robot activity.

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The transfer of the samples taken from patients to a sub-test tube currently takes about an hour. The treatment of the tests by the Israeli robot without the need for a sub-test tube will take only five minutes.

Neutralizing the virus will be shortened from about an hour to 40 minutes. The production of Nucleic acid will drop from three hours to about an hour and a quarter.

The test itself will be shortened from two hours to an hour and the results presentation software will process the data in just 10 seconds.

The new testing system will enter Israeli laboratory and hospital operations within a few weeks.

Edelstein stated that “Israeli technology is breaking records, time and time again.”

“The world will be able to see the shortcut that reduces risks, more efficiently, and no less importantly, it is all based on Israeli products,” he added.

The statement did not provide a name for the developers, The system appears to be a cooperation between several bodies.


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