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

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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