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Researchers led by Indian scientist in US develops cheap, electricity free centrifuge for coronavirus testing

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Amid rising number of coronavirus cases, researchers, led by an Indian scientist, have developed a cheap, electricity free centrifuge to separate components in patient saliva samples for the detection of the virus. Manu Prakash from Stanford University in the US, said that the 'Handyfuge' device spins sample-containing tubes at very high speeds, enough to separate the virus genome from patient saliva samples, without electricity.