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Northern Ontario benefits from new COVID-19 rapid-testing technology – SooToday

Test program began three-months ago, but other groups are buying in

Industry and business has responded well to a new Canadian COVID-19 test device that was first put into action at a Northern Ontario gold mine just three months ago.

The portable device, about the size of a bread toaster,is the SARS-CoV-2 Real-Time RT-PCR, distributed by Precision Biomonitoring of Guelph. It was approved by Health Canada on June 30.  Two weeks later on July 13, the first test kit was used at the New Gold Inc. mine near Rainy River.

Since then, the test kit has become a success story, said to Dr. Mario Thomas, CEO of Precision. Without revealing the names of clients, Thomas said a uranium mining company and an iron ore company also bought test kits. Some test kits have also been distributed to remote First Nations in Northern Ontario.

Read More: https://www.sootoday.com/local-news/northern-ontario-benefits-from-new-covid-19-rapid-testing-technology-2786503