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Malaysian PhD Student Was Part Of An Oxford Team That Developed COVID-19 Rapid Test Kits

The test kits were validated with real clinical samples at a hospital in China during the peak of the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.



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26-year-old Lim Boon Chuan is part of a team of scientists from the University of Oxford that developed a revolutionary rapid testing technology for COVID-19

Lim, who hails from Kuala Lumpur, is a scholarship PhD student studying synthetic biology at the university, reported New Straits Times.

When the coronavirus epidemic was on the rise in China, Lim along with his professors at the university and the Oxford Suzhou Centre for Advanced Research (OSCAR) developed a COVID-19 test kit that can produce results three times faster than the current method.

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