COVID-19: New PCR testing equipment
On Monday 16 November, H.S.H. Prince Albert II officially unveiled the new facilities at a sealed, secure laboratory known as laboratory P3 at the Monaco Scientific Centre (CSM).
Access to this type of laboratory is regulated and for authorised, trained staff only. The Sovereign Prince was able to learn more about the use of a new, high-throughput molecular biology analysis system, the Cobas 6800, which the Principality has recently acquired to help tackle the health crisis. He was accompanied by Minister of State Pierre Dartout, ministers Didier Gamerdinger and Patrice Cellario, Country Chief Digital Officer Frédéric Genta, President of the National Council Stéphane Valéri, Deputy Director General of Roche Diagnostics France Carlos Justiniani and President of the CSM Professor Patrick Rampal.