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Cornell University builds a Coronavirus testing lab on-campus

Cornell University is taking a different approach to Coronavirus testing. They will do it themselves.

The university plans to have a lab on-property to test upwards of 7,000 per day. The goal will be to cover students, faculty, and staff on campus.

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The Cornell COVID-19 Testing Laboratory (CCTL) is based at the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine.

The lab is new, but builds on a foundation of existing skills from the Vet School’s Animal Diagnostic Center.

Dr. Diego Diel, CCTL director, says, “It is a huge undertaking and it took a lot of people to put it together.”

The lab cost about $1.5 million, and took approximately 50 days to put together.

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