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Coronavirus

Food poisoning kit transforms into 10-minute coronavirus test

Nippon Sheet Glass readies lightweight device priced below competing exam kits

Nippon Sheet Glass converted a test kit designed to detect microbial contamination in food. (Photo by Megumi Iwano)

TOKYO -- Japan's Nippon Sheet Glass has converted a kit used to prevent food poisoning outbreaks into a diagnostic test for the novel coronavirus capable of returning results in as little as 10 minutes.

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