Students develop machine to detect swine fever virus

Taipei Times
Date: Nov 23, 2019
By:: Tsai Tsung-hsun, Wu Hsin-tien and Jake Chung  /  Staff reporters, with staff writer

National Chung Cheng University said it is getting ready to file patents for a device developed by its

Students from National Chung Cheng University demonstrate the rapid diagnostic test for screening African swine fever in this undated picture.
Photo copied by Tsai Tsung-hsun, Taipei Times

students that detects the African swine fever virus.

The invention won silver at this year’s International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition, which took place this month, the school said on Thursday.

The goal of the competition was to create localized solutions for local problems.

Team leader Wang Wei-cheng (王瑋晟) said the best way to prevent the virus from spreading is to shorten the time it takes to diagnose it.    [FULL  STORY]

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