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Fosun Long March's COVID-19 Test Approved in China

publication date: Mar 27, 2020
author/source: Richard Daverman, PhD

Shanghai Fosun Long March Medical Science, a wholly-owned in vitro diagnostics subsidiary of Fosun Pharma (SHA: 600196; HK: 02196), was granted emergency approval to launch its novel coronavirus nucleic acid detection kit in China. The company said it based the test on its speedy test reagents for Type A&B flu and common respiratory viruses. Earlier this month, Fosun Long March received CE certification to market the test in Europe.

Fosun said the kit offers qualitative detection of novel coronavirus ORF1ab, N and E gene targets. It has the ability to complete the detection of 96 samples within two hours via fast nucleic acid extraction instrument and extraction reagents. In addition, as an automated test, the kit lowers the risk of operator infection, reduces the risk of cross contamination in the laboratory and improves detection efficiency.

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