How is day-to-day life of Portuguese research institutions, like iBET, in times of coronavirus? In this article from Notícias Magazine (Jornal de Notícias), Ana Tulha describes how Portuguese scientists are joining forces to fight coronavirus.
iBET is producing the viral proteins needed for the development of serological tests (more info here). Paula Alves, iBET CEO, shares the two key reasons that prompted iBET into this challenge:
- Independence from foreign suppliers; Protein production, assay validation, quality control, shipment and testing – all performed in Portugal;
- Quality Assurance; Once we produce all components we can track them in every step of the process, we know how it was produced, stored and shipped. In summary we have full control over its quality and performance.
@ Notícias Magazine
“Ciência portuguesa unida contra o vírus” – Full article here (available only in Portuguese).