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Swedish company claims new saliva test can check COVID-19 in just five minutes

World Wednesday 21/April/2021 10:30 AM
By: Times News Service
Swedish company claims new saliva test can check COVID-19 in just five minutes

Muscat: A Swedish company is developing a new test that detects the presence of COVID-19 in just five minutes by examining saliva.

A statement issued online by the Sweden Portal account, which is managed by the Swedish Institute in Stockholm, said: “Say goodbye to the inconvenience associated with examining the nasal swab used to discover whether or not you are infected with the Coronavirus. The Swedish company, Aegirbio, based in Lund, southern Sweden, is on its way to launch a new test that it has developed that detects the presence or absence of COVID-19 by examining saliva in a test that shows its result in just five minutes.”

“The Swedish company, Aegirbio, hopes to produce 1-2 million tests per month, and the company intends to make testing available to everyone and then launching the product across a number of continents,” the statement added.