This new Covid-19 test is based on RT-LAMP and is faster than the conventional PCR approach. The Protein Facility has looked into the best performing enzymes for this reaction and their production methods. The reaction has been validated both in the lab as well as a diagnostic setting and gives results within 10 minutes without losing sensitivity compared to the conventional PCR test. The developed methods will now be used by DSM to produce at larger scales, resulting in a cheaper and faster Coivd-19 test.
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