Malaysian PhD Student Joins Oxford Team to Develop COVID-19 Rapid Test Kits.

Malaysian PhD Student Joins Oxford Team to Develop COVID-19 Rapid Test Kits.

At just 26 years old, PhD student Lim Boon Chuan is not just staying home and waiting for the MCO law to be lifted...No.

Instead, he has joined an elite group of scientists from University of Oxford to produce a fast-testing technology for COVID-19.

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The team, OSCAR (Oxford Suzhou Centre for Advanced Research) is working on producing a COVID-19 test kit that can produce results three times faster than the current method.

"Our goal is to design and produce something that can be sent to households, so people should be able to do the testing at home easily and fast without going to a diagnostic centre or to the hospital," said Lim

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We're looking at the future of COVID-19 test kit -- a test kit that can produce a result in just 30 mins!

The viral ribonucleic acid (RNA) tests which are being used till now, still need two hours to produce an answer.

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According to Lim, the new kits only use a single temperature - which is 65°C - to produce COVID-19 test results in 30 minutes.

Lim has also reported that the team is one step closer to mass production as the clinical data has been promising.

University of Oxford PhD student Lim Boon Chuan.

With great news about more advanced technologies, we're praying hard that this will help the world minimize the COVID-19 death tolls.

We just gotta keep praying for those who are making the effort to save us all.

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