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Coronavirus: Veep congratulates KNUST for developing Rapid Diagnostic Test

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has congratulated the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and Incas Diagnostics for their breakthrough in developing a Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) for COVID-19.

In a tweet, Dr Bawumia said:”Uniquely, this KNUST RDT is able to detect asymptomatic cases and takes up to 15-20 minutes to produce results.

“So proud of our Ghanaian students for this breakthrough.”

Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia@MBawumia

Congratulations to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and Incas Diagnostics for developing a Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) for COVID-19. This RDT produces results in 15-20 minutes.

So proud of our Ghanaian Scientists for this breakthrough.

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It is expected that the Food and Drugs Authority would critically examine the medical device and approve it for mass testing for COVID-19 soon.

This is to enhance surveillance testing for COVID-19 towards ending the respiratory disease in the country. The innovation comes when the same institution recently announced that it has produced a ventilator.

The College of Engineering of KNUST also held a demonstration exercise to explain the working operation of the home-made prototype ventilator. The medical equipment, which is in the advanced stages of development, is a collaborative work between the College’s Computer Engineering Department and Michigan Technological University.

SOURCE: GNA

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