The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) will introduce an automated testing system in about a month, which will allow for more than 5 thousand tests for coronavirus COVID – per day, said fund head Kirill Dmitriev.
RDIF in partnership with the Japanese Mirai Genomics created a line of test systems to determine the presence of a new coronavirus. It is adapted both for stationary laboratories and for unique, unmatched portable mini-laboratories and is ready for use everywhere. The system uses the SmartAmp method, which requires up to 25 minutes for express diagnostics.
“Now there are three products based on our technology. One is a solution for existing laboratories that do PCR tests. They can use our test, then it will take not 2 hours, but minutes). The second is a mobile device that can be transported – used at corporations, airports and run tests there. The device allows you to test 11 person for an hour “, – transmits RIA Novosti the words of Dmitriev.
“The third solution is the device that we will have, this is a massive automatic testing system. She will allow to make more than five thousand tests a day. Such a machine will be delivered in four weeks. It will appear in Russia, we will offer it to international markets, ”he said.
He added that RDIF plans to invest in enterprises manufacturing antiseptics and other medical products.
“We plan to invest in enterprises producing antiseptics and other medical products. We are considering the largest manufacturers and are negotiating with them, ”said Dmitriev.
“There are also a number of proposals to build several new plants, automatic lines and start production,” he shared.
“In many ways, we have very strongly deployed the activities of the RDIF in precisely the fight against coronavirus. As you can see, we invested in a test system, in the production of the drug, together with the Moscow government we are discussing the use of cameras that recognize faces and remotely measure a person’s temperature, we analyze investments in artificial intelligence systems to recognize ordinary pneumonia from pneumonia caused by coronavirus, ”he added Dmitriev.
“We feel a great social responsibility, many of our companies are taking some actions that help in the fight against coronavirus – here the focus is not on financial returns, but on social responsibility. For example, the clinic “Mother and Child” announced that it will accept patients with coronavirus, ”he said.
March WHO announced a coronavirus pandemic centered on Europe.
The total number of deaths from coronavirus in the world exceeded 19 thousand people, this figure doubled from 19 March.
President Vladimir Putin 19 March spoke at topic of the situation with the Chinese coronavirus in Russia and said that the country manages to curb the widespread and rapid spread of the disease. He also announced that next week would be a non-working day for Russians with salary retention.
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