The Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (SLINTEC) has announced that it is ready to produce at least 3000 swabs used for COVID-19 tests daily, amidst mounting calls to increase testing. The swabs have been produced in collaboration with the Medical Research Institute.

The need for test kits has risen globally with the World Health Organisation calling on countries to implement the ”test, test, test” strategy in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Author: Himasha Wijesurendra

Business Development Associate at Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology