A member of staff demonstrates the breathalyser test kit developed by Breathonix at its laboratory in Singapore on Thursday. Photo: Reuters A member of staff demonstrates the breathalyser test kit developed by Breathonix at its laboratory in Singapore on Thursday. Photo: Reuters
A member of staff demonstrates the breathalyser test kit developed by Breathonix at its laboratory in Singapore on Thursday. Photo: Reuters

Covid breath? Singapore firm invents coronavirus breathalyser test that gives results in 60 seconds

  • Breathonix said its test achieved more than 90 per cent accuracy in a pilot clinical trial of 180 people and generates results in under a minute
  • Countries worldwide are looking to develop alternative tests to the polymerase chain reaction nasal swab, which is invasive and in short supply

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A member of staff demonstrates the breathalyser test kit developed by Breathonix at its laboratory in Singapore on Thursday. Photo: Reuters A member of staff demonstrates the breathalyser test kit developed by Breathonix at its laboratory in Singapore on Thursday. Photo: Reuters
A member of staff demonstrates the breathalyser test kit developed by Breathonix at its laboratory in Singapore on Thursday. Photo: Reuters
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