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Biotech Startup Rolls Out Mobile Lab to Boost COVID-19 Testing in Nigeria

Biotech company 54Gene has increased Nigeria's laboratory testing capacity for COVID-19 with a mobile laboratory in Ogun, a state in the South-West of the country. In addition to its DNA biobank lab in Lagos, the number of molecular laboratories in...

Nigeria to Use HIV Test Equipment to Accelerate COVID-19 Testing

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) will begin repurposing equipment designed for HIV and tuberculosis tests to accelerate COVID-19 testing, reports Tech Cabal. This is according to Chikwe Ihekweazu, director-general of the NCDC, who relayed the information on an...

Nigerian Biotech Startup Raises $500,000 to Boost COVID-19 Testing

Nigerian health and biotech startup 54Gene has raised $500,000 for a fund aimed at improving Nigeria's capacity to carry out tests fro COVID-19. Known as the Nigeria COVID-19 Testing Support Fund - this fund will enable the ramping up of...

Launchpad Accelerator Africa Class 3 starts in April

Google has announced the third Launchpad Accelerator Africa class which starts on 1 April 2019, involves 11 startups from six African countries - Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Uganda. Out of the 12 startups, 6 have female co-founders...
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