Researchers at the University of KwaZulu-Natal with the ILEX Genehecker. It will help improve the turn-around time for Covid-19 testing.
A declaration released by UKZN spokesperson Indu Moodley said the instrument was donated by the Gift of the Givers following a demand made by UKZN scientists, Professor Anil Chuturgoon, Dr Veron Ramsuran and Dr Lorna Madurai.
She said it was handed over to UKZN, on Thursday, 25 June and was positioned at UKZN’s Microbiology Lab at Howard campus, a lab center currently used for testing for Covid-19
Six-hour turnaround time
Chuturgoon said the Ilex devices gives a turn-around time of six hours as compared to the normal 24- hour turn-around time using existing devices.