A medical worker is seen at Leishenshan Hospital in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 8, 2020. Scientists from around the world have joined efforts to develop more powerful diagnostic methods to speed up patient screening. Photo: Xinhua A medical worker is seen at Leishenshan Hospital in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 8, 2020. Scientists from around the world have joined efforts to develop more powerful diagnostic methods to speed up patient screening. Photo: Xinhua
A medical worker is seen at Leishenshan Hospital in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 8, 2020. Scientists from around the world have joined efforts to develop more powerful diagnostic methods to speed up patient screening. Photo: Xinhua

Race to diagnose coronavirus patients constrained by shortage of reliable detection kits

  • Chinese authorities issued approvals within two weeks for seven kits that employ the nucleic acid method to test for the presence of the virus
  • Liferiver, a Shanghai-based biotech company, took 20 days from development of its kit to market launch

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A medical worker is seen at Leishenshan Hospital in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 8, 2020. Scientists from around the world have joined efforts to develop more powerful diagnostic methods to speed up patient screening. Photo: Xinhua A medical worker is seen at Leishenshan Hospital in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 8, 2020. Scientists from around the world have joined efforts to develop more powerful diagnostic methods to speed up patient screening. Photo: Xinhua
A medical worker is seen at Leishenshan Hospital in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 8, 2020. Scientists from around the world have joined efforts to develop more powerful diagnostic methods to speed up patient screening. Photo: Xinhua
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