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Another NZ company has a cheap, fast and effective covid test

Jenny Ruth
Thu, 24 Jun 2021

Another NZ company has a cheap, fast and effective covid test
MicroGEM chair Danny Chan says the company's enzymes have many applications. (Image: Supplied)
Jenny Ruth
Thu, 24 Jun 2021
Another company says it has submitted information on its cheap, fast and effective saliva test for covid-19 to the Ministry of Health (MoH) earlier this year but has heard nothing from the ministry.MoH said it did notify all unsuccessful tenderers for a contract estimated to be worth $50 million, although it won't confirm which companies put in tenders."The ministry does not comment on unsuccessful tenderers," MoH said.MicroGEM, a biotechnology company with origins in New Zealand and whose chair is a New Zealander, has developed a...

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