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New COVID-19 lab opened in Nigeria with a capacity of 400 tests per day

The Aliko Dangote Foundation has tasked Nigerian health startup, 54gene, to conduct COVID-19 testing in Kano. 54Gene is accredited by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), and has already set up labs in Lagos and in Ogun States.

World-first biobank for African DNA

54gene, the African genomics company, announced that it secured $4,5 million in funding to build the world’s first and largest pan-African biobank. The startup is addressing the lack of African genetic material used in pharmaceutical research.