Updated: Apr 13, 2020
The whole world is having its eyes on China, the country underlying an enduring fight against the novel coronavirus(2019-nCoV). Hubei Province is the most affected battleground, with the entire province locked down and all medical staff fighting day and night. Thousands of residents have been waiting eagerly for the diagnosis of the quick diagnostic kit for this novel coronavirus. However, this unprecedented pandemic attacked the hospitals unprepared, lacking all kinds of resources including medical facial masks, safety goggles and protective clothing. Even with the advent of the quick diagnostic kit, the frontline hospitals are not equipped adequate with the proper weapon, qPCR thermal cyclers.
SMR Biotech cannot stand aside in this battle. Our subsidiaries Molarry and Qarray in China formed a team and donated our first batch of 24 qPCR thermal cyclers to hospitals and CDCs in Wuhan, Xiaogan and Huangshi. Despite the risk and difficulty on the road, our own staff took responsibility for the delivery. With a long drive of ten hours, our escort team for Xiaogan and Huangshi arrived at Xiaogan in the wee hours and arrived at Huangshi at 5 A.M., Jan 29th, 2020. qPCR thermal cyclers were handed over to the personnel from CDCs. Meanwhile our escort team for Wuhan arrived at Gong Jia Ling toll station, Wuhan at 4 A.M. and the thermal cyclers were in the hospitals by 8 A.M. Five hospitals in Wuhan received our donation, including the Union Hospital of Tongji Medical College Huazhong University of Science and Technology, which was repeatedly reported to be short of goods and materials in Chinese social media.
Our assistance and donation were credited on the website of Xiaogan Municipal government. Solute to our escort staff and all those made this happen! SMR, together with Molarray and Qarray will keep assisting in this battle against the novel coronavirus!