Biotech startup, 54Gene raises $500,000 to boost COVID-19 testing in Nigeria

Health and biotech company 54Gene has raised $500,000 for a fund aimed at improving Nigeria’s capacity to carry out tests for COVID-19.

The money raised for the Nigeria COVID-19 Testing Support Fund will ramp up testing for the disease by up to 1,000 additional tests a day, the company said.

The improved capacity will be achieved by buying testing instruments, biosafety cabinets,…

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