Jun 21, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership




Mothership了解到这是陈清木先生第一次正式访问义顺集选区,陪同他一起的,还有在6月18日早些时候透露的三位前进党在该地区的候选人:Muhammad Taufik Bin Supan, Bradley Bowyer和Sri Nallakaruppan。




2001年,在陈清木的最后一次选举中,他在亚逸拉惹赢得了88%的选票,并成功击败了他的对手,来自民进党的Tan Lead Shake。

先驱单选区随后并入西海岸集选区。以上图片来自PAP Nee Soon集选区以及Zheng Zhangxin的作品。

S'pore firm develops first Omicron-specific testing kit

Dec 06, 2021 | 🚀 Fathership
Home-grown biotechnology firm BioAcumen Global has launched Singapore's first Omicron-specific Covid-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) kit.

This means that a person taking the test will receive one of three results: Covid-19 positive and Omicron positive; Covid-19 positive and Omicron negative; or Covid-19 and Omicron negative.

Currently, PCR kits here that are capable of detecting Omicron require an additional gene sequencing step to confirm the specific variant. This takes an additional day.

Some PCR kits, such as those currently in use by medical technology firm Acumen Diagnostics and biotech firm MiRXES, are able to detect both the Delta and the Omicron strains, but to confirm if a positive case has been infected by Omicron, gene sequencing is necessary.

Mr Jimmy Toh, director of BioAcumen Global, said: "We are looking at ways to cut down the steps and time needed to run this test. This is crucial, especially at the borders where accurate tests need to be done on-site. There is no time to wait on sequencing results to know if a positive sample is infected with Omicron."

Mass production of the kit has begun, and the BioAcumen Global team hopes this kit will provide much needed help locally and in the region for the surveillance and control of this new variant, Mr Toh said.