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Two more SARS-CoV-2 test kits of international standards announced

VGP - Two more 'made-in-Viet Nam' SARS-CoV-2 test kits meeting international standards were announced at a ceremony in Ha Noi on June 5.

06/06/2020 04:32

The test kits have been named in the World Health Organisation (WHO)’s Emergency Use Listing procedure. 

The test kits, One-step RT-PCR COVID-19 KIT THAI DUONG and RT-LAMP COVID-19 KIT THAI DUONG, have been widely used in Europe and named in the World Health Organization (WHO)’s Emergency Use Listing procedure.

The SUNSTAR JSC have joined hands with the two groups of scientists from the National Institute for Control of Vaccine and Biologicals, and Ha Noi University of Science and Technology, in the production of the test kits.

RT-LAMP THAI DUONG has drawn much attention from European and American nations thanks to its applicability, said Nguyen Thi Huong Lien, Deputy General Director of the SUNSTAR JSC.

Earlier, the WHO’s medical product evaluation agency sent a letter informing the certification of the SARS-CoV-2 test kit LightPower iVA SARS-CoV-2 1st RT-rPCR , which was jointly produced by the Viet Nam Military Medical University and Viet A Company.

The British Ministry of Health and Social Care also issued a certificate of European standard (CE) and a certificate of free sale (CFS) for the made-in-Viet Nam test kit.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the country still stands at 328, of whom 307 have been cleared of the virus and recovered their health, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

By Hoang Ha