The medical research arm of the Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange-listed International Holdings Company (IHC),
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In a statement, QuantLase said that the technology will allow more widespread screening among the UAE’s workforce.
“Our last-based DPI [diffractive phase interferometry] technique, based on optical-phase modulation, is able to give a signature of infection within a few seconds,” Dr Pramond Kumar, the head of the technology’s research team, said.
“The device is suitable for use not only in hospitals and public places like cinemas and shopping malls, but with a little hands-on training it can be used for in-house testing and monitoring,” he added. “We believe it will be a game-changer in tackling the spread of the coronavirus.”
The system has already undergone thousands of tests and a multi-stage trial process. The firm hopes that it will be ready to roll out to market in several months’ time.
“We are always following innovations related to the early and rapid detection of Covid-19,” said AbdulRahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, the UAE’s Minister of Health and Prevention. “The government is keen on supporting initiatives that help the healthcare system in the UAE.”
“Health officials have been closely monitoring the progress of trials with QuantLase in order to test this equipment,” he added. “We are proud to see a technology that works and will help to protect our people better.”
On Tuesday, the UAE reported 873 newly detected cases of Covid-19.
To date, the UAE’s total number of diagnosed cases now stands at 25,063, including 227 fatalities.
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