UK – Groundbreaking new technology to detect known variants of concern

  • New tech will help identify mutations linked to variants of concern
  • Rapid turnaround times will help trace contacts of positive cases quicker than before
  • Suppressing variants of concern key to the government’s roadmap to cautiously ease restrictions

The technology – known as ‘genotype assay testing’ – is set to halve the time it currently takes to identify if a positive COVID-19 sample contains a variant of concern, and could be used in addition to standard testing for COVID-19 to identify cases quickly…