New At-Home Ebola Tests Developed by Scientists

New At-Home Ebola Tests Developed by Scientists

Three home-grown Ebola test reagents are being tried in China after being given approval by the Chinese health authorities.

The reagents are made by Daan Gene Co., Ltd of Sun Yat-Sen University, Shenzhen Puruikang and Shanghai ZJ Bio-Tech Co., Ltd respectively. The products will be reserved for contingency situations, Xinhua quoted China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) as saying.

The statement did not detail how fast the reagent can diagnose the Ebola virus infection but according to a Friday report from China News Service, the product from Puruikang has high sensitivity and accuracy.