A laboratory technician with the Home Team Science and Technology Agency (HTX) simulates the loading of primer onto a VereChip Lab-on-Chip, part of the Covid-19 test kits at the CBRNE Laboratory in Singapore, on Thursday, March 5, 2020. Photo: Bloomberg A laboratory technician with the Home Team Science and Technology Agency (HTX) simulates the loading of primer onto a VereChip Lab-on-Chip, part of the Covid-19 test kits at the CBRNE Laboratory in Singapore, on Thursday, March 5, 2020. Photo: Bloomberg
A laboratory technician with the Home Team Science and Technology Agency (HTX) simulates the loading of primer onto a VereChip Lab-on-Chip, part of the Covid-19 test kits at the CBRNE Laboratory in Singapore, on Thursday, March 5, 2020. Photo: Bloomberg

Chinese genetic firm BGI raises White House ire with Middle East coronavirus tests while US struggles to provide adequate kits

  • Shenzhen-based BGI Group built a testing centre in Abu Dhabi in 14 days, capable of tens of thousands of tests a day
  • Separately, Israel’s government said BGI would help it carry out 20,000 tests per day

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A laboratory technician with the Home Team Science and Technology Agency (HTX) simulates the loading of primer onto a VereChip Lab-on-Chip, part of the Covid-19 test kits at the CBRNE Laboratory in Singapore, on Thursday, March 5, 2020. Photo: Bloomberg A laboratory technician with the Home Team Science and Technology Agency (HTX) simulates the loading of primer onto a VereChip Lab-on-Chip, part of the Covid-19 test kits at the CBRNE Laboratory in Singapore, on Thursday, March 5, 2020. Photo: Bloomberg
A laboratory technician with the Home Team Science and Technology Agency (HTX) simulates the loading of primer onto a VereChip Lab-on-Chip, part of the Covid-19 test kits at the CBRNE Laboratory in Singapore, on Thursday, March 5, 2020. Photo: Bloomberg
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