(Tokyo, Apr 5, 2020) Japan’s leading biotech company Genesis Healthcare announced that it has launched a new real-time test kit of COVID-19.

It says the new test kit will be available for healthcare providers and corporate organizations to accelerate early detection in Japan.

Source: Genesis Healthcare

Genesis says the new test kit, called real-time PCR-based detection test for COVID-19, was developed under the advisement of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare and the testing protocol of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases of Japan.

It has become available in Japan and will be made available to international markets mid-April.

So far, Japan has more than 2600 confirmed cases — the sixth highest in Asia after Iran, China, South Korea, Malaysia, and the Philippines.

Genesis Healthcare is hailed to have extensive experience working alongside regulators, policymakers, and relevant ministries in Japan. To date, more than 840,000 customers have undertaken genetic testing with Genesis Healthcare in Japan and across Asia.

Originated in Japan, Genesis Healthcare offers medical, corporate, and consumer services through a range of innovative services across the Asia Pacific region. GeneLife is the direct-to-consumer brand of Genesis Healthcare.