President Akufo-Addo has described as encouraging, the existence of young Ghanaian health care study researchers at the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Investigate (KCCR).
The enhancement, he reported, was excellent for the nation’s long run supplied the important role experts played in any society’s progress and development.
“It is pretty encouraging that lots of researchers are emerging and having the chance to set their know-how to a functional and concrete use,” the President remarked, when he paid a functioning go to to the facility at the Kwame Nkrumah College of Science and Technological innovation (KNUST), in Kumasi.
The visit was to permit him to assess at to start with-hand functions of the Centre, an worldwide system for biomedical research, mandated to carry out assessments on and validate Covid-19 blood samples.
KCCR experienced because March 12, this yr, processed much more than 49, 920 blood samples offered to the facility from wellness amenities, particularly in the northern sector of the place.
The Ghana Information Company (GNA) collected that 913 of the samples examined positive.
Facilities inspected by the President at the Centre involved the COVID evaluation, unfavorable tension (biosafety stage 3) and DNA isolation laboratories, as effectively as other screening laboratories.
President Nana Akufo-Addo commended researchers and other employees at the KCCR for the fantastic job they were performing in Ghana’s combat in opposition to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Professor Richard Odame Phillips, Scientific Director at the KCCR, disclosed that the Centre experienced received a specialised DNA robot, which could extract 48 samples in 17 minutes.
This experienced replaced the manual extraction strategy, which were being utilized for isolating DNA of the samples introduced to the facility.
Professor Philips appealed to the authorities for extra of this kind of specialised robots in purchase to facilitate work of the scientists.
Prof. Kwasi Obiri-Danso, Vice-Chancellor of the KNUST, assured the President of the University’s determination to instruction a lot more nearby scientists to spearhead the nation’s quest for sustainable expansion as a result of study and reducing-edge technologies.