Slovak scientists developed test for coronavirus strain identified in the UK

Slovak scientists developed test for coronavirus strain identified in the UK

Slovak scientists from the MultiplexDX team in cooperation with Boris Klempa from the Biomedical Centre of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, have successfully finished the development of a test for the UK Coronavirus Mutation. Its sensitivity is at the level of 90% and it should be the first test in the world capable of identifying not only the coronavirus itself but also its "British mutation". "As this mutation is more aggressive, we are continuing to improve the test, and we will come up with a better version in a few days", said the founder of the company, Pavol Čekan. According to him, the production of the test should start this week.

Mojmir Prochazka, Photo: AP/TASR