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The case for accurate & quick mobile point-of-care COVID

Luke Grant is joined by Professor Patrick Kwan, Department of Neuroscience, Central Clinical School, one of a number of Monash experts that says the case for accurate and quick mobile point-of-care COVID testing is irrefutable.

The academics have authored a story for Monash Lens that highlights the need for portable point-of-care tests:

“Firstly, as citizens – but also as clinicians, researchers and medical technology innovators – we’re very concerned with the state of diagnosing COVID-19 in Australia.

“The recent outbreaks of the Delta variant in New South Wales and Victoria have seen the discussion on COVID-19 testing shift to include consideration of rapid antigen testing.

“But this only heightens our concern, and further reveals a failure of public policy to invest in development and deployment of decentralised diagnostic devices, most importantly a highly-mobile and swift point-of-care (POC) COVID-19 nucleic acid test.”

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