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New COVID-19 test by IMTM draws global attention

Institute Institute of Molecular and Translational Medicine (IMTM)

The esteemed scientists at the Institute of Molecular and Translational Medicine at Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic have developed a self-test that involves gargling tap water. This is a pleasant alternative to the current method of nose-swab testing.

Euronews reports that Marian Hajduch, director of the university’s institute of molecular and translational medicine, said: “The test tube contains a powder which helps to stabilise the virus for several days at normal room temperature. This is the main difference from other COVID-19 tests, where the samples have to be transported and kept at cold temperatures.”

For more on this innovative test please see the news segment by Euronews on 17 December 2020:

Sources:
Euronews segment (17 December 2020)
Palacky University of Olomouc news piece.

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