Coronavirus

Saliva testing is nothing to spit at

Henry Burrell
Mon, 31 May 2021

Jan and Suze, two sample processing machines.
Henry Burrell
Mon, 31 May 2021
Turns out it’s difficult to drool on command.Specifically drool – the word ‘spit’ is apparently not classy and was not uttered by staff at Rako Science when I visited on a crisp Thursday morning.  The Auckland start-up has been running covid-19 saliva test stations for workers at Auckland International Airport since January.The government is yet to roll out saliva testing widely.Currently, Rako is onboarding corporate clients including a major electricity generator-retailer that wants to filter its employees through...

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