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Laboratories in research centres to do rapid COVID-19 detection tests

9 Apr 20



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Several media have reported on the platform set up by IRB Barcelona, the Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG) and the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) for mass testing for  COVID-19, which seeks to contribute to halting the spread of the virus. In this regard, the labs at IRB Barcelona will conduct sample analysis to detect infected individuals during lockdown and also when confinement measures are progressively relaxed. 

The director of IRB Barcelona, Francesc Posas, has expressed his satisfaction at being able to adapt the activity of his centre to support society at a time when mass detection is crucial for controlling the spread of the virus. 

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About IRB Barcelona

Created in 2005 by the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia) and University of Barcelona, IRB Barcelona is a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence, a seal that was awarded in 2011. The institute is devoted to conducting research of excellence in biomedicine and to transferring results to clinical practice, thus improving people’s quality of life, while simultaneously promoting the training of outstanding researchers, technology transfer, and public communication of science. Its 27 laboratories and eight core facilities address basic questions in biology and are orientated to diseases such as cancer, metastasis, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and rare conditions. IRB Barcelona is an international centre that hosts 400 employees and more than 30 nationalities. It is located in the Barcelona Science Park. IRB Barcelona is a CERCA center, and a member of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST).