Coronavirus testing accelerates business recovery in China

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, workers at Xiamen Libao Medical Laboratory also went back to work but with a different mindset, according to the Herald Daily Report. (CP)
Amid the coronavirus outbreak, workers at Xiamen Libao Medical Laboratory also went back to work but with a different mindset, according to the Herald Daily Report. (CP)

“Time is money and efficiency is life,” according to a Chinese saying.

To promote the resumption of work and boost production among enterprises in Xiamen, a port city on China’s southeast coast, across the Taiwan Strait, authorities are testing workers who haven’t returned to their respective companies since the start of the coronavirus outbreak.

Among other business, workers at Xiamen Libao Medical Laboratory also went back to work but with a different mindset, according to the Herald Daily Report.

Staff at Taiwan Libao Biomedical (Xiamen) Biotechnology Company, located in the Xiamen Free Trade Zone, received a training on coronavirus nucleic acid testing with the goal of familiarizing themselves with the relevant procedures.

According to Li Ming-hui (李銘輝), deputy general manager of the company’s operations department, experts and scholars were already busy alongside medical staff, sampling, extracting, gene-sequencing, analyzing and reporting the latest data about the virus.

The ultimate goal was to put all this into action by Feb. 25 and speed up the resumption of production.

Libao Medical Laboratory, which focuses on precision medicine, settled in Xiamen in 2018, where it has introduced Taiwan medical services and European and U.S. technologies for genetic testing and developed more than 30 second-generation (NGS).

The nucleic acid coronavirus is a “professional counterpart” for enterprises, according to Li, who added that Taiwanese companies developing in mainland China must also fulfill their corporate responsibilities.

With this observation in mind, Libao Medical Laboratory registered at the first time available and passed relevant qualifications to become the only Taiwanese company among the nine testing units.

As a result, other genetic testing projects that the company normally conducts will be postponed to allow for coronavirus nucleic acid test.

Libao Medical Laboratory is fully committed to the detection of Coronavirus nucleic acids amid the outbreak. It will strive to deliver test results within 24 hours.