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Japan Invests ¥150 Million To Develop New Flu Virus Rapid Testing Kit

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Japan National Institute of Infectious Disease, International Medical Center at Riken and Tokyo University established a partnership to research and develop a rapid diagnostic kit for the new H1N1 flu virus. The Japanese government has allocated ¥150 million from its science and technology renovation fund for the project. The kit will be able to test for the flu virus in as little as 30 minutes at every hospital, compared to current viral DNA testing that takes hours. The team aims to develop the technology by this winter. (Click here for more - Japanese language



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