The latest set of Covid-19 test kit is currently pending licensing. Previously, the first KIT test Covid-19 produced by Vietnam was successfully exported to 8 countries and was highly appreciated.
This is information given at the regular press conference quarter 1/2021 of the Ministry of Science and Technology (S&T).
Accordingly, when asked about the progress of the research project of the Covid-19 KIT test, chaired by the Alluvial Biochemistry Co., Ltd. (Biochem alluvium), said the representative of the Ministry of Science and Technology, that this KIT test has been completed finished researching and released products that meet the standards of the scientific council.
Biochem alluvium is currently completing the application file to submit to the Ministry of Health for a license to use like KIT Covid-19 of the Military Medical Academy. This is a required procedure for this KIT test to be used in the real world.
|The representative of the Ministry of Science and Technology shared about the Covid-19 KIT test set developed by Biochem alluvium. Photo: Trong Dat|
KIT test Covid-19 of Biochem alluvium is a research project with the participation of the Center for Applied Science and Technology Progress (Department of Science and Technology of Can Tho).
According to the representative of the Ministry of Science and Technology, unlike the Covid-19 KIT test of the Military Medical Academy using Realtime PCR technology, the method that Biochem alluvium uses to create a more complex KIT test. Therefore, the time to complete the study of this KIT test is longer than expected.
Sharing his opinion, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Nguyen Thanh Duy said that each research project always has a certain proportion of risks. It is unlikely that a scientific project will be 100% successful from the moment the funding is granted. That is also the reason why it is difficult to say before the date and time that a successful research project, especially a complex scientific product like the Covid-19 KIT test.
Deputy Minister Nguyen Thanh Duy also said that, not only studying KIT test Covid-19, Biochem alluvium has made important contributions to the Pasteur Institute of Ho Chi Minh City in testing to detect Covid-19 infected patients. in the South.
|Regular press conference quarter 1/2021 of the Ministry of Science and Technology. Photo: Trong Dat|
According to Deputy Minister Nguyen Thanh Duy, researching the product and the product licensed by the Ministry of Health are two completely different stories. After researching, products such as the KIT test will be transferred to the enterprise for licensing documents. However, when this KIT is licensed, it must be related to the administrative procedures of the Ministry of Health.
Before that, another study by Vietnamese scientists was the real-time bio-product RT-PCR detecting SARS-CoV-2 developed by the Military Medical Academy, KIT Test Covid-19 Make in Vietnam. first licensed by the Ministry of Health.
This KIT was later certified to European standards (CE) and the Certificate of Free Sale (CFS) by the British Ministry of Health and Social Care, thereby afforded to be sold. freedom in the European Economic Area.
According to the manufacturer, the first set of Covid-19 KIT test in Vietnam has been exported to 8 countries including Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia, Ukraine, Poland, Hungary, Austria, … and is being negotiated to export to many other markets.