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NEW YORK – Novacyt announced Wednesday it is partnering with AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, and the University of Cambridge to increase SARS-CoV-2 testing in the United Kingdom.

The collaboration is in support of a so-called "five pillar plan" from the UK to increase testing for the coronavirus. 

AstraZeneca, GSK, and Cambridge are setting up a new testing laboratory at the university to provide high-throughput screening for SARS-CoV-2 testing. The lab will also explore using alternative chemical reagents for diagnostic tests to alleviate current supply shortages.

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