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SNNU team develops fast testing kit for 2019-nCOV



        A Shaanxi Normal University research team led by Prof. Yan Yaping has developed a fast nucleic acid testing kit for 2019-nCoV, a new tool for screening and diagnosing patients.
        The kit, using constant temperature and repeat amplification method, was developed in collaboration with Shaanxi Maiyuan Biotech Co., Ltd., with the support of the university and the Management Committee of Xi’an High-tech Development Zone.
        It uses simple instruments such as a water bath kettle at 65℃ temperature and does not require special equipment such as a PCR Amplifier,  can be stored and transported in room temperature and is capable of producing visible results within 15 minutes, providing a fast testing method for detecting  2019-nCoV in hospitals combating the virus.
        The product has been tested for registration and is available to eligible clinical institutions for trial use.
        Prof. Yan is vice dean of SNNU’s School of Life Science and director of Ministry of Education’s Key Lab of Medicinal Resouces and Natural Medicinal Chemistry.


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