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Prairie medical firm develops fast, high-volume COVID-19 test

Source: Pat McKay, saskatoon.ctvnews.ca, April 21, 2020

The test, called COVID-seq, may aid in transitioning life back to normal and the re-opening businesses across Saskatchewan.

SASKATOON — A company founded in Saskatchewan has developed a new way of testing for the COVID-19 virus, called COVID-seq, which its creators believe will go a long way in stopping this, and future, pandemics.

COVID-seq modifies standard DNA sequencing methods to identify pathogens like COVID-19, and it’s allowing the company Bio-ID Diagnostics Inc. to run a higher volume of tests that are producing more accurate results in diagnosing the virus.

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