In Ukraine, two of the five national manufacturers of test systems for the identification of COVID-19 have received quality confirmation, but so far they cannot sell a large number of tests.
This was said by Deputy Minister of Health Viktor Lyashko in an interview with LB.
“We have five registered manufacturers. All of them have developed their test systems and are ready to sell them to us. But two of them have received quality confirmation so far, these are precisely those whose tests are already in use in When our laboratories start working on certain test systems, the first 5 positive and 10 negative results are sent to our reference laboratory, and this confirms the quality of the studies, “said the deputy minister.
According to him, now the main thing is that these domestic manufacturers are ready to sell a large number of tests. “Now, I know, a charitable foundation has helped the test manufacturer to buy and bring to Ukraine the reagents for mass production of 20,000 PCR systems,” said Lyashko.
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He noted that now none of the domestic manufacturers can supply as many samples as necessary for centralized procurement, the test systems are “bought in small batches”. “We have given money to our laboratories and they buy it as needed. And we centrally supply reagents – Chinese and Korean,” said the deputy minister.
According to him, at present, tests of “Ukrainian genetic technologies” and another manufacturer, whose name Lyashko did not specify, are already used in Ukraine.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru