CHINA Beijing's first inflatable COVID-19 testing lab goes into operation

CHINA

Beijing's first inflatable COVID-19 testing lab goes into operation

Xinhua

13:41, June 24, 2020

Photo taken on June 23, 2020 shows a view of an inflatable COVID-19 testing lab inside a sports venue in Beijing, capital of China. A mobile, inflatable laboratory for conducting COVID-19 tests was officially put into use Tuesday at a sports center in Daxing District in Beijing. Provided by Chinese biotech company BGI Genomics, the laboratory can cope with 30,000 nucleic acid tests per day. Named "Huoyan," or Fire Eye, the structure consists of nine air-inflated film chambers. Three of the chambers work as sample-receiving areas, while the other six accommodate 14 automated COVID-19 testing machines, each of which can extract 96 samples at a time, according to Liu Xin, a representative of BGI. The operation of the lab will improve the efficiency of nucleic acid extraction. More than 100 personnel from BGI across the country are now in place and the operation is running smoothly, Liu added. (Xinhua/Chen Zhonghao)

Staff members work in an inflatable COVID-19 testing lab in Beijing, capital of China, June 23, 2020. A mobile, inflatable laboratory for conducting COVID-19 tests was officially put into use Tuesday at a sports center in Daxing District in Beijing. Provided by Chinese biotech company BGI Genomics, the laboratory can cope with 30,000 nucleic acid tests per day. Named "Huoyan," or Fire Eye, the structure consists of nine air-inflated film chambers. Three of the chambers work as sample-receiving areas, while the other six accommodate 14 automated COVID-19 testing machines, each of which can extract 96 samples at a time, according to Liu Xin, a representative of BGI. The operation of the lab will improve the efficiency of nucleic acid extraction. More than 100 personnel from BGI across the country are now in place and the operation is running smoothly, Liu added. (Xinhua/Chen Zhonghao)

Staff members work in an inflatable COVID-19 testing lab in Beijing, capital of China, June 23, 2020. A mobile, inflatable laboratory for conducting COVID-19 tests was officially put into use Tuesday at a sports center in Daxing District in Beijing. Provided by Chinese biotech company BGI Genomics, the laboratory can cope with 30,000 nucleic acid tests per day. Named "Huoyan," or Fire Eye, the structure consists of nine air-inflated film chambers. Three of the chambers work as sample-receiving areas, while the other six accommodate 14 automated COVID-19 testing machines, each of which can extract 96 samples at a time, according to Liu Xin, a representative of BGI. The operation of the lab will improve the efficiency of nucleic acid extraction. More than 100 personnel from BGI across the country are now in place and the operation is running smoothly, Liu added. (Xinhua/Chen Zhonghao)

Staff members work in an inflatable COVID-19 testing lab in Beijing, capital of China, June 23, 2020. A mobile, inflatable laboratory for conducting COVID-19 tests was officially put into use Tuesday at a sports center in Daxing District in Beijing. Provided by Chinese biotech company BGI Genomics, the laboratory can cope with 30,000 nucleic acid tests per day. Named "Huoyan," or Fire Eye, the structure consists of nine air-inflated film chambers. Three of the chambers work as sample-receiving areas, while the other six accommodate 14 automated COVID-19 testing machines, each of which can extract 96 samples at a time, according to Liu Xin, a representative of BGI. The operation of the lab will improve the efficiency of nucleic acid extraction. More than 100 personnel from BGI across the country are now in place and the operation is running smoothly, Liu added. (Xinhua/Chen Zhonghao)

Staff members communicate with each other via walkie-talkies in an inflatable COVID-19 testing lab in Beijing, capital of China, June 23, 2020. A mobile, inflatable laboratory for conducting COVID-19 tests was officially put into use Tuesday at a sports center in Daxing District in Beijing. Provided by Chinese biotech company BGI Genomics, the laboratory can cope with 30,000 nucleic acid tests per day. Named "Huoyan," or Fire Eye, the structure consists of nine air-inflated film chambers. Three of the chambers work as sample-receiving areas, while the other six accommodate 14 automated COVID-19 testing machines, each of which can extract 96 samples at a time, according to Liu Xin, a representative of BGI. The operation of the lab will improve the efficiency of nucleic acid extraction. More than 100 personnel from BGI across the country are now in place and the operation is running smoothly, Liu added. (Xinhua/Chen Zhonghao)

Photo taken on June 23, 2020 shows nucleic acid samples in an inflatable COVID-19 testing lab in Beijing, capital of China. A mobile, inflatable laboratory for conducting COVID-19 tests was officially put into use Tuesday at a sports center in Daxing District in Beijing. Provided by Chinese biotech company BGI Genomics, the laboratory can cope with 30,000 nucleic acid tests per day. Named "Huoyan," or Fire Eye, the structure consists of nine air-inflated film chambers. Three of the chambers work as sample-receiving areas, while the other six accommodate 14 automated COVID-19 testing machines, each of which can extract 96 samples at a time, according to Liu Xin, a representative of BGI. The operation of the lab will improve the efficiency of nucleic acid extraction. More than 100 personnel from BGI across the country are now in place and the operation is running smoothly, Liu added. (Xinhua/Chen Zhonghao)

Staff members work in an inflatable COVID-19 testing lab in Beijing, capital of China, June 23, 2020. A mobile, inflatable laboratory for conducting COVID-19 tests was officially put into use Tuesday at a sports center in Daxing District in Beijing. Provided by Chinese biotech company BGI Genomics, the laboratory can cope with 30,000 nucleic acid tests per day. Named "Huoyan," or Fire Eye, the structure consists of nine air-inflated film chambers. Three of the chambers work as sample-receiving areas, while the other six accommodate 14 automated COVID-19 testing machines, each of which can extract 96 samples at a time, according to Liu Xin, a representative of BGI. The operation of the lab will improve the efficiency of nucleic acid extraction. More than 100 personnel from BGI across the country are now in place and the operation is running smoothly, Liu added. (Xinhua/Chen Zhonghao)

Photo taken on June 23, 2020 shows a view of an inflatable COVID-19 testing lab at a sports venue in Beijing, capital of China. A mobile, inflatable laboratory for conducting COVID-19 tests was officially put into use Tuesday at a sports center in Daxing District in Beijing. Provided by Chinese biotech company BGI Genomics, the laboratory can cope with 30,000 nucleic acid tests per day. Named "Huoyan," or Fire Eye, the structure consists of nine air-inflated film chambers. Three of the chambers work as sample-receiving areas, while the other six accommodate 14 automated COVID-19 testing machines, each of which can extract 96 samples at a time, according to Liu Xin, a representative of BGI. The operation of the lab will improve the efficiency of nucleic acid extraction. More than 100 personnel from BGI across the country are now in place and the operation is running smoothly, Liu added. (Xinhua/Chen Zhonghao)

Photo taken on June 23, 2020 shows a view of an inflatable COVID-19 testing lab inside a sports venue in Beijing, capital of China. A mobile, inflatable laboratory for conducting COVID-19 tests was officially put into use Tuesday at a sports center in Daxing District in Beijing. Provided by Chinese biotech company BGI Genomics, the laboratory can cope with 30,000 nucleic acid tests per day. Named "Huoyan," or Fire Eye, the structure consists of nine air-inflated film chambers. Three of the chambers work as sample-receiving areas, while the other six accommodate 14 automated COVID-19 testing machines, each of which can extract 96 samples at a time, according to Liu Xin, a representative of BGI. The operation of the lab will improve the efficiency of nucleic acid extraction. More than 100 personnel from BGI across the country are now in place and the operation is running smoothly, Liu added. (Xinhua/Chen Zhonghao)

A staff member works in an inflatable COVID-19 testing lab in Beijing, capital of China, June 23, 2020. A mobile, inflatable laboratory for conducting COVID-19 tests was officially put into use Tuesday at a sports center in Daxing District in Beijing. Provided by Chinese biotech company BGI Genomics, the laboratory can cope with 30,000 nucleic acid tests per day. Named "Huoyan," or Fire Eye, the structure consists of nine air-inflated film chambers. Three of the chambers work as sample-receiving areas, while the other six accommodate 14 automated COVID-19 testing machines, each of which can extract 96 samples at a time, according to Liu Xin, a representative of BGI. The operation of the lab will improve the efficiency of nucleic acid extraction. More than 100 personnel from BGI across the country are now in place and the operation is running smoothly, Liu added. (Xinhua/Chen Zhonghao)

A staff member conducts disinfection in an inflatable COVID-19 testing lab in Beijing, capital of China, June 23, 2020. A mobile, inflatable laboratory for conducting COVID-19 tests was officially put into use Tuesday at a sports center in Daxing District in Beijing. Provided by Chinese biotech company BGI Genomics, the laboratory can cope with 30,000 nucleic acid tests per day. Named "Huoyan," or Fire Eye, the structure consists of nine air-inflated film chambers. Three of the chambers work as sample-receiving areas, while the other six accommodate 14 automated COVID-19 testing machines, each of which can extract 96 samples at a time, according to Liu Xin, a representative of BGI. The operation of the lab will improve the efficiency of nucleic acid extraction. More than 100 personnel from BGI across the country are now in place and the operation is running smoothly, Liu added. (Xinhua/Chen Zhonghao)

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