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Coronavirus antibody test developed in Midlothian

EDM (Early Day Motion) 430: tabled on 04 May 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 9 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House welcomes news that a new reportedly fast and accurate coronavirus antibody test has been developed by blood-screening firm Quotient, based in Scotland and Switzerland; understands that each serological screening machine has capacity for up to 3,000 tests a day and produces results in 35 minutes with 99.8 per cent accuracy; notes that Quotient’s Scottish research division is based in Penicuik, Midlothian; applauds the cooperative global efforts of the scientific community to find innovative means of tackling the pandemic; and recognises that Midlothian continues to punch above its weight in research and science.