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First 100% Moroccan Covid-19 diagnostic kit earns international validation

Written by FDM

The MAScIR Foundation, a research/development institution based in Rabat, designed the first 100% Moroccan diagnostic kit for Covid-19, tested and approved by the Royal Armed Forces, the Royal Gendarmerie, and the Institut Pasteur in Paris.

According to a press release from the foundation, the diagnostic kit has the characteristics of being specific, with a high degree of sensitivity and reliability and at a controlled cost.

Once developed in its medical biology laboratories, MAScIR submitted this test to a series of validation processes in reference to biological and virological centers, at a national and international level, which made it possible to attest to its effectiveness and reliability, says MAScIR.

At the end of the tests, the diagnostic kit developed by MAScIR obtained the validation of approved national and foreign laboratories, in particular, that of the Royal Armed Forces and the Royal Gendarmerie as well as of the Pasteur Institute of Paris, placing it thus at the same level as tests used internationally, notes the same source.

Created in 2007, MAScIR is a Moroccan foundation based in Rabat that aims to promote and develop research and development centers in Morocco that meet the country’s needs in advanced technologies, especially in the medical biology sector.