Bosch Coronavirus Test
German engineering and technology company Bosch has developed a new coronavirus test system that delivers results in under 2½ hours, instead of 24 hours that current tests require. It’s expected to roll out next month and enables a doctor take a swab from a patient’s throat, insert it into a prepared cartridge which, in turn, is inserted into a free-standing console for analyzing. Read more for a video and additional information.

This automated system will be a life saver in Germany where the number of confirmed virus cases has jumped greatly in the last 24 hours, but thankfully, their death rate is at a steady 0.5%. German virologists said that most of the infections have been in younger, healthier people, while testing people began in January and, with a population of 82 million, is currently processing about half a million tests a week.

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Time is of the essence in the fight against coronavirus. Reliable, rapid diagnosis directly on site with no back and forth – that is the great advantage of our solution, which we see as another example of technology that is ‘Invented for life,” said Dr. Volkmar Denner, chairman of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH.