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Health care companies race to find test to quickly detect coronavirus


March 17, 2020

Anthony Souffle – Star Tribune

Kris Ehresmann, infectious disease director at the Minnesota Department of Health.

Responding to limitations in existing testing methods, health care companies around the world are racing to produce new point-of-care diagnostic systems that can quickly detect the presence of the new coronavirus.

All of the existing devices used to diagnose COVID-19 cases, including Roche's system heralded by President Donald Trump on Friday and a second one from Thermo Fisher Scientific, are laboratory-based systems that require sophisticated analyzers in major hospitals and labs.


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