Plot The spread of a new strain of coronavirus “omicron”
In the Russian Federation, a test system has been developed to detect coronavirus and determine the presence of the omicron strain, reports TASS.
“ When creating a test system, scientists worked with a synthesized sequence, which repeats the variable part of the omicron-strain genome. The sensitivity of the created test system is assessed as high & raquo ;, & mdash; told the press service of the Institute of Chemical Biology and Fundamental Medicine of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, one of the test developers.
The test execution time takes the same amount of time as traditional PCR diagnostics, but at the same time, doctors get two times more information. Genetic material is also taken from the nasopharynx/oropharynx.
The company “ Modern laboratory technologies '' participated in the development of the system. from Novosibirsk and employees of the Military Medical Academy named after S.M. Kirov from St. Petersburg.
“ The creators of the test system hope that they will be able to obtain a registration certificate for a medical device in the very near future, '' & mdash; specified in the press service of the university.
Previously, the Center. Gamalei reported that the nasal form of the Sputnik vaccine will enter the market in the first quarter of 2022. It will be especially effective against the omicron strain, which has a high spreading rate.