Crimea will be the first in Russia to start production of COVID-19 express tests
The Russian peninsula will become the first region of the country where tests will be carried out on an industrial scale to identify an infected person within 15 minutes.
An investment agreement of intent guaranteeing the launch of a "pilot" production on the territory of the Russian subject was signed today.
"Crimea will become the first region in which Russian tests for the detection of infectious diseases, including COVID-19, will begin to be produced. The accuracy of these tests is very high - about 98%. The tests produced in Crimea will be used everywhere," Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Crimea, Minister of Finance of the Republic of Crimea Irina Kiviko noted.
In addition, Irina Kiviko stressed that the launch of this production of express tests will permit to create new jobs in the Crimea.
In turn, Alexey Altynbayev, the Development Director of "White Product", said that about half a billion rubles will be invested by the investor in the creation of a complex platform for the production of express tests in the Crimea.
Alexey Altynbayev also assured that all the best competencies of the company will be directed to the production of Crimean express tests. "There are a lot of different test systems, but it is important to control their quality so that the administration knows what exactly is used in the region," the investor's representative stressed.