Arsen Arakelyan, Director of Institute of Molecular Biology of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia, PhD in Biological Sciences, will hold a press conference on April 9 at 13:00 on the production of local tests for coronavirus diagnosis. The press conference will be held online on the online platform of the National Academy of Sciences, which journalists can join by following the link below, (Access Code: 839159).
Taking into account the priority task set by the Government of the Republic of Armenia to carry out mass testing of coronavirus, the Institute of Molecular Biology of NAS RA proposed to produce diagnostic tests in Armenia. As Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan noted earlier, the Armenian government will provide financial assistance for that purpose.
The tests will be designed for the diagnosis of polymerase chain reaction (PCR), which is a genetic test and is currently used by the National Center for Disease Control and Prevention of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Armenia for the diagnosis of coronavirus.
The goal of the initiative is to solve several problems.
1 ․ to get affordable diagnostic tests
2 ․ to provide a sufficient number of uninterrupted supplies in the absence of test failures
3 ․ to gain time, which is important in this case!
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22:13 April 08, 2020