New COVID-19 test by IMTM draws global attention
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Scientists from an EATRIS institute – 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: