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To cope with the increasing demand for fast detection methods that can promptly and accurately identify COVID-19 among the community, a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) was made on 10 May 2022 between SGS Hong Kong and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Research and Innovation), where both will work closely to develop technology application in different industrial areas.

COVID-19 Testing Apparatus

The MOU sets out the framework to facilitate our further discussions to conduct collaborative research and development partnership with The Hong Kong Polytechnic University on the gold nanoparticle- and quantum dot-based loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay technology application in COVID-19 environmental rapid test and various industrial areas.

As a kick start initiative, the technology has been utilised to offer reliable and rapid COVID-19 environmental test, which can allow us to access the test result in an hour. The COVID-19 environmental rapid test service sticker will be provided to display in a prominent position when the test is performed.

SGS COVID-19 Tested Seal

In the future, these services can be widely adopted in community facilities, clinics, homes for the elderly, schools, restaurants and shopping malls to ensure the venue is virus-free and minimise the risk of cross-infection.

We will continue to leverage our professionalism to support the environmental hygiene of community under the pandemic through collaboration with different parties.

Inspector Getting Swab Sample from Surface

To purchase/get a quote of the COVID-19 environmental rapid test service, please visit TIC Mall.

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