The Weizmann Institute of Science Began to Conduct Coronavirus Testing Today


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Following an agreement signed this morning between the Ministry of Health and the Weizmann Institute of Science, the Weizmann Institute began conducting tests to diagnose coronavirus today. The tests will be carried out at the Nancy and Stephen Grand Israel National Center for Personalized Medicine, established by and operating at the Weizmann Institute of Science. This Center’s world-class, cutting-edge lab facilities include advanced PCR systems, capable of rapid and efficient gene identification.

The President of the Weizmann Institute of Science, Prof. Alon Chen, said: “As an integral part of Israeli society, we at the Weizmann Institute of Science consider it our duty and privilege to help and contribute to the State and the people of Israel in coping with the global coronavirus crisis. During this time of emergency, we are harnessing our basic research capabilities for the benefit of humanity.”