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Robots get the green light as they speed up Covid tests at Groote Schuur

New automated system has doubled the rate of tests and helped reduce the risk of human error

Senior science reporter

Staff shortages and disruptions in supply chains.

These were the challenges that led boffins at the University of Cape Town to come up with a new workflow that uses robots to speed up testing for Covid-19.

Their method, which also reduces the need for reagents from overseas, has now become standard practice at Groote Schuur Hospital...

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