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UK Dementia Research Institute to Double Coronavirus Testing

While science groups worldwide are grappling with the logistics of shutting down to comply with the social distancing required to slow the spread of COVID-19, neurodegenerative disease researchers are asking how they can help. And help they can. One lab at Imperial College London is poised to double current SARS-CoV-2 testing capability in the U.K. Paul Freemont and colleagues have re-purposed their high-throughput, robotic rtPCR technology to crank out up to 10,000 tests per day. As of writing, the whole of the U.K. was completing about 10,000 tests a day, though that is set to scale up rapidly in the coming weeks.

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