KU invents instrument for COVID-19 nasal swab test

Kenyatta University has invented an instrument for COVID-19 nasal swab test.

The swab test is relatively more comfortable to use than currently used to collect samples from the back of the nasal cavity.

On Monday, the Vice Chancellor is Professor Paul Wainaina took the Chief Administrative Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Ms Mumina  Bonaya to inspect the instrument at the Chandaria Business and Incubation Centre.

Prof. Wainaina said the University was working closely with the KEBS and the Pharmacy and Poisons Board and the MoH to ensure the swab test meets the required standards for validation before industrial production.

Prof. Wainaina said the University was working closely with the Kenya Bureau of Standards and the Pharmacy and Poisons Board and the Ministry of Health to ensure the swab test meets the required standards for validation before industrial production.

Ms Bonaya said she was impressed with the skills students were demonstrating in contributing in generating solutions to the problems and challenges that face the nation.

The Chief Administrative Secretary also inspected the ongoing innovation of the ventilator that the University has invented and which is in the advanced stages of validation by Kenya Bureau of Standards and the Ministries of Health and Industrialization.

  

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