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Scottish research institutes helping to tackle coronavirus

Scottish research institutes helping to tackle coronavirus

Hutton Qiagen lab machines have been loaned to the NHS
"Scotland is proud to have some of the world’s leading science and research institutions. During this unprecedented global pandemic, the response of our research institutions in volunteering staff and laboratory equipment has been great to see"
Scottish institutes help to tackle COVID19 (Image Fernando Zhiminaicela/Pixabay)

Scotland's Environment Secretary has praised Scottish scientific institutions which normally focus on infectious diseases in livestock, environmental security and nutrition for offering support to tackle coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Scottish Government-funded James Hutton Institute, Scottish Rural College (SRUC), and Rowett Institute are providing vital scientific equipment to help with testing and have volunteered staff to work on projects too.

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This article was originally posted by The James Hutton Institute