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3M, MIT team up to develop quicker, cheaper COVID-19 test


3M headquarters in Maplewood, Minn. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune)

A collaboration between 3M and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology could lead to a faster, cheaper way to detect COVID-19 - one with results measured in minutes rather than days.

In other words, it would likely be a big deal, if it works.

3M announced Tuesday its "antigen" testing effort received "phase 1" approval from a recently created federal effort to accelerate the deployment of COVID-19 testing technology. But 3M still must pass "phase 2" and receive regulatory approval for the test.


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