Professor Terence Lau, director of innovation and technology development at PolyU, says the invention can speed up diagnosis for respiratory infections. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Researchers from Hong Kong’s PolyU develop diagnostic system to identify up to 40 types of bacteria or viruses causing respiratory infections

  • Professor Terence Lau, director of innovation and technology development at PolyU, says the invention can speed up diagnosis for respiratory infections
  • A test in the new system is expected to cost a few hundred Hong Kong dollars, while existing tests cost more than HK$1,000 (US$129) for each examination
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak

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Professor Terence Lau, director of innovation and technology development at PolyU, says the invention can speed up diagnosis for respiratory infections. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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Elizabeth Cheung

Elizabeth Cheung

Elizabeth Cheung has been a health reporter for the Post's Hong Kong desk since 2014. She covers general medical news, breakthrough medical treatments and research, government policy and hospital blunders. Elizabeth has a master's in development studies.