Kyorin to Release Coronavirus Testing Reagent in Mid-April
Tokyo, March 31 (Jiji Press)--A new diagnostic testing reagent for the novel coronavirus developed by Japan's Kyorin Pharmaceutical Co. will be released in mid-April, parent company Kyorin Holdings Inc. <4569> said Tuesday.
The reagent makes it possible to test patients for the virus in about 15 minutes when used together with a genetic testing device jointly developed by the group and the industry ministry-affiliated National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, known as AIST.
The current COVID-19 test method takes four to six hours to obtain results.
The testing device has been introduced at 16 medical institutions around Japan.
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