Canadian COVID-19 testing device, Spartan Cube, has a cannabis connection

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Ottawa-based biotech company Spartan Bioscience has developed a portable COVID-19 testing device that can deliver results in under an hour and could be available within the next few weeks, reports Ottawa Business Journal. The Spartan Cube was approved for emergency use by Health Canada in April, but was shelved a few weeks later so that engineers could improve its accuracy. Similar to how the Spartan Cube will test for COVID-19 through nasal swabs, Lobo relies on cheek swabs. To explore that question, Lem spun out a new company from Spartan, called Lobo Genetics. They are concerned about people in their lives who are using cannabis that are in universities, or mid- to-late 20s, and they want to understand better.” Lobo is not the only cannabis connection to Spartan.

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Ottawa-based biotech company Spartan Bioscience has developed a portable COVID-19 testing device that can deliver results in under an hour and could be available within the next few weeks, reports Ottawa Business Journal.

The Spartan Cube was approved for emergency use by Health Canada in April, but was shelved a few weeks later so that engineers could improve its accuracy. In late October, Health Canada approved the retooled device for use in clinical trials with symptomatic COVID-19 patients and the company believes...

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