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Japanese startup, university develop 2-minute COVID-19 test

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Great idea, but pretty ineffective here as testing seems an alien concept.

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Japanese startup, university develop 2-minute COVID-19 test

Japanese startup, university pointlessly develop 2-minute COVID-19 test that will never be accepted by obstinate authorities

There, fixed it.

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Japanese startup, university develop 2-minute COVID-19 test

Sounds like the Stupidest Startup Idea of the Year, given Japan's reluctance to do any meaningful amount of testing.

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Is testing legal in Japan? [ Heh, heh....]

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In its clinical experiment, 72 to 94 percent of the new method's results matched those of the PCR test

That is about the same accuracy as most antigen tests. Japan reinventing the wheel again...

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Available next January possibly, with a price tag of 58,000 yen if you take out the the three year test plan, which gives you tests anytime you need to go overseas.

Sign up, adnin fee of of 20,000, cancellation fee of one day per each day left on the contract and 10%discount for family enrollment

There easy peasy does it

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Great. I’m sure it will be used abroad.

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Japanese startup, university develop 2-minute COVID-19 test

Been reading about these quick tests for a year now, and they never end up in the shelves.

Probably afraid of the result, as tests would then become widely available to the public, which would go against the “Olympic” vision of “low” cases in Japan.

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Great technology! What are they gonna do when the whole country starts lighting up? That doesn't fit the narrative of "we are special". Lol.

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Two minute warning, two minutes later, when time has come, my days are numbered.

Still do know too , who sang it? lol

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I just don't got it, why didn't Japan make research and innovating a vaccine to cure the Covid19 virus instead importing from foreign country?

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Good news. This product will help save lives.

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I just don't got it, why didn't Japan make research and innovating a vaccine to cure the Covid19 virus instead importing from foreign country?

Easy to understand. Foreign vaccine screws up blame foreigners, domestic vaccine screws up blame... dammit! CYA is the national anthem.

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Sounds like the Stupidest Startup Idea of the Year, given Japan's reluctance to do any meaningful amount of testing.

That's the thing, Japanese startups do not necessarily think about the japanese market. Specially on diagnostics and therapeutics. Since they already have started the patent procedures overseas it is not hard to see where they are aiming to commercialize their products

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JM9F0HQX6rY

Seems like a good option, fast and easy without too much drop of sensitivity etc. But it is better not to hype it until it has been tested clinically and results published, it would not be the first time something that works wonders in the lab have unexpected problems when tested on the patients.

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This will be such an improvement on the well-established 10 minutes test... from Abbott Labs. Ever heard of them?

as others said... try testing first. Then improve on testing.

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Still do know too , who sang it? lol

Depeche Mode.

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Would be nice if the tests are easily accessible to anyone. In other countries, tests are free. In Japan, it's either you pay 20,000yen or be almost dying before you can get tested.

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