It gives results in 10 minutes! Good news on coronavirus
The biotechnology research team within Erzurum Technical University is counting the days to put into service the local PCR test that gives results in 10 minutes. Providing information about the audience, university rector Prof. Dr. Bülent Çakmak said, “Studies show that we will achieve a success rate of over 90%. We also received a request from abroad for this kit. ”
While the country-wide struggle against the coronavirus surrounding the world continues, good news came from Erzurum Technical University. The biotechnology research team conducting studies at the High Technology Research Center within the school is counting the days to put the domestic PCR test into service. When the work in 20 Kovid-19 projects supported by TÜBİTAK is completed, the test time will be reduced to ten minutes.
THE PROJECT IS IMPLEMENTED WITH TUBITAK SUPPORT
Stating that they are experienced in exporting products in the field of biotechnology, Erzurum Technical University Rector Prof. Dr. Bülent Çakmak said, "The studies of our molecular biology and genetic biotechnology research group in our High Technology Research Center continue with the support of TÜBİTAK. Among the twenty projects supported by TÜBİTAK, only we conduct PCR tests. Of course, domestic vaccine production studies are very valuable, but it is said that the studies will take a year to complete. Our friends are working to reduce the test time to 10 minutes, ”he said.
HIGH TEST FEES WILL BE LEFT
Underlining that the studies are not limited to R&D, Çakmak said, “Unfortunately, we cannot stop the foreign exchange flow due to the fact that PCR tests are not domestic and national in our country. Test prices in private hospitals are up to 250 TL. Moreover, it does not give one hundred percent results. The biggest complaint of our fellow physicians is the length of the test period and the inability to give full results. When our test is put into service, we think that it will give results in a short time and the accuracy will be high. We have forecasts that this production will be completed within three months at the latest, as our trials will be completed. Our studies show that we will achieve a success rate of over 90 percent. We also received a request from abroad for this kit ”.