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Today, the Scientific Research Organisation of Samoa (SROS) has added onto its capacity the ability to test for COVID-19 and other invasive pathogens such as the African Swine Fever (ASF). Thanks to the assistance from UNDP, UNICEF and the Government of Samoa, SROS has finally received its Real Time – quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-qPCR) equipment, the appropriate analytical equipment that offers diagnostic molecular testing not only for COVID-19 but other pathogens.

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Source: Samoa Observer (29/04/2020), story written by Vaelei Von Dincklage

The main goal of Samoa Scientific Organisation of Samoa (S.R.O.S.) is to ensure its research and their outcomes benefit all Samoans and adds value on the country’s goods and services.

That is the view of S.R.O.S’ Chief Executive Officer, Seuseu Dr. Joseph Edward Tauati in an interview with the Samoa Observer.