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Perth factory workers building Covid testing kit test positive for coronavirus

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Perth factory workers building Covid testing kit test positive for coronavirus
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A Perth factory which has been a key player in the global fight against coronavirus has been hit by its own outbreak.
Several staff have tested positive for Covid-19 at the Thermo Fisher Scientific base in the city’s Inveralmond area.
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The Thermo Fisher Scientific factory in Perth
Since October, the life sciences factory has been manufacturing crucial components for Covid-19 testing kits. It makes about eight million tubes used for test samples each week.

Perth firm to add 200 jobs as part of global fight against Covid-19

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Perth firm to add 200 jobs as part of global fight against Covid-19
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Sample tubes produced in Perth
Millions of Covid-19 test tubes will be produced in Perth every week under a firm’s expansion plans that will create 200 new jobs.
Perth will become one of the key global sites in the fight against the pandemic as Thermo Fisher Scientific ramps up production.
Based at Auld Bond Road, the life sciences company plans to expand its facility to manufacture eight million tubes used for test samples each week.
The tubes ensure samples collected from a Covid-19 nose swab maintains its viability while it is send to a laboratory for processing.

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