Reagents Developed By UL Scientists Already In Use At UHL

A University of Limerick scientist says testing solutions for the coronavirus being developed at the institution are already in use at the region’s main hospital.

A team at UL has been working around the clock, in a bid to tackle the global shortage of reagents.

These are solutions prepared in a lab, which are then used to generate results from patient swabs, but a bottleneck has been occurring because of the huge demand for them worldwide, to treat patients of the virus.

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Dr Edel Durack is among the team that is at the forefront of these efforts and says they’re working hard to increase the supply where they can.