Chemists at Moscow State University are ready to provide Russia with a key component for quick tests on COVID-19

In quantities sufficient to provide millions of tests.
According to the press center of MV Lomonosov Moscow State University, chemists at Moscow State University are ready to launch a full-scale production of DNA primers in a week to quickly diagnose the coronavirus COVID-19 using test systems based on PCR.

The basis of such test systems are DNA oligonucleotides. University experts, together with colleagues from the Russian Academy of Sciences, developed a technology for large-scale synthesis and purification of DNA oligonucleotides. Their production can be launched right now on the basis of Apto-Farm LLC, created by scientists, in quantities sufficient to provide millions of tests.

“Only large-scale production can ensure effective quality control and standardization of manufactured batches, which, in turn, will reduce the number of so-called false signals,” said Alexei Kopylov, professor at the Department of Chemistry of Natural Compounds of Moscow State University.

It remains to add that the need for such test systems continues after the epidemic.

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