The University of Gdańsk provided specialist apparatus to test for coronavirus

As a response to the dire needs of medical and sanitary services, due to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus threat, the University of Gdańsk has provided its specialist apparatus to the Gdańsk Voivodship Unit of the State Sanitary Inspection to help address current treatment and testing crisis.

The apparatus, Thermal Cycler Light Cycler 480 II for marking genetic material of the virus using RT-PCR technology, allows for tracking DNA multiplication in real time. This cutting-edge apparatus will support testing for coronavirus infections. We estimate that launching the apparatus may double the number of, much needed, tests conducted by the Unit. The apparatus was provided on 19 March 2020.

dr Beata Czechowska-Derkacz, Spokesperson of the University of Gdańsk