Morocco partners UK to develop molecular diagnostic kits for infectious diseases
Alternative Africa – 27 juin 2020
The Moroccan Foundation for Advanced Science Innovation & Research (MAScIR) has signed a partnership agreement for the development of molecular diagnostic kits for infectious diseases with British company Mologic Ltd.
The signing ceremony took place at the headquarters of the foundation in Rabat. Thomas Reilly, Ambassador of the UK to Morocco attended the signing.
MAScIR, Mologic Join Efforts to Develop Molecular Diagnostic Kits for Infectious Diseases
MAP News – 26 juin 2020
The signing of the partnership protocol took place at the headquarters of the foundation in Rabat, in the presence of Thomas Reilly, Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Morocco.
MAScIR and Mologic have agreed to collaborate and share expertise in developing novel diagnostic tests for epidemics, as well as biosimilars, MAScIR said in a press release.
MAScIR is a Moroccan non-profit foundation which aims to promote and develop R&D centers in advanced technologies, hence meeting the specific medical biology needs of Morocco.
Rabat’s MAScIR to Produce 10,000 COVID-19 Diagnostic Kits Before July
Morocco World News – 04 juin 2020
Rabat – After securing international approval for its 100% made-in-Morocco COVID-19 diagnostic kits, the Rabat-based Moroccan Foundation for Advanced Science, Innovation, and Research (MAScIR) on Wednesday announced plans to manufacture 10,000 kits before the end of June.
During a press conference on June 3, MAScIR Director-General Nawal Chraibi said the foundation’s medical biotechnology team had been working on the kit since the World Health Organization (WHO) described COVID-19 as a pandemic on March 12.
MAScIR Foundation Plans To Manufacture 10,000 Covid-19 Diagnostic Kits Before End of June
Maroc.ma – 03 juin 2020
The MAScIR Foundation (Moroccan Foundation for advanced science, innovation and research) plans to manufacture 10,000 Covid-19 diagnostic kits before the end of June 2020, said, on Wednesday in Rabat, director general of the Foundation Nawal Chraibi.During a press briefing on the presentation of the first 100% Moroccan kit for the diagnosis of Covid-19, designed by the medical biotechnology center of the MAScIR Foundation, Chraibi stressed that “as of March 12, when the World Health Organization (WHO) described the Covid-19 as a pandemic, our medical biotechnology team took the initiative by drawing on the expertise of the past 10 years to develop the diagnostic kit for the SARS-COV-2”
Morocco develops its own COVID-19 diagnostic kit
Altayar – 02 juin 2020
The MAScIR Foundation, a research and development institution based in Rabat (Morocco), has designed the country’s first COVID-19 diagnostic kit. The test was tested and validated by national (such as the Royal Armed Forces or the Rea Gendarmerie) and international laboratories (such as the Pasteur Institute in Paris), according to the Moroccan press agency MAP
Coronavirus: The MAScIR Foundation designs a 100% Moroccan diagnostic kit
Daily Morocco – 02 juin 2020
The MAScIR Foundation, a research/development institution based in Rabat, designs the first 100% Moroccan diagnostic kit for Covid-19, tested and validated by the Royal Armed Forces, the Royal Gendarmerie and the Institut Pasteur in Paris.With its experience of ten years in the development of molecular diagnostic kits, MAScIR (Moroccan Foundation for advanced science, innovation and research), undertook, from the beginning of the global health crisis due to Covid19, to develop an RT-PCR diagnostic test for this pathogen, which has the characteristics of being specific, with a high degree of sensitivity and reliability and at controlled cost, indicates a press release from the foundation.
Morocco Produces New COVID-19 Test Kits
EU Political Report – juin 2020
The kit has been designed by the MAScIR Foundation (Moroccan Foundation for advanced science, innovation and research), a research and development institution based in the capital Rabat.
Since the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic and the rising number of cases in Morocco, (MAScIR) responded rapidly to the health crisis by drawing on its experience in developing molecular diagnosis kits in order to produce the first Moroccan test kit for Covid-19 disease. The diagnostic test they have developed has a high degree of sensitivity and reliability, and at a controlled cost to enable clinical and public health laboratories to quickly diagnose COVID-19.
iENA: Morocco wins 4 medals in Nuremberg
Daily Morocco – 08 novembre 2019
Moroccan inventors and start-ups won 4 medals, including 1 gold, at the 2019 International Exhibition of Ideas, Inventions and Novelties (iENA) held in Nuremberg (Germany) from 31 October to 3 November. About 800 inventions worldwide, says the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Le Matin – A Moroccan delegation to the 71st edition of the iENA Innovation Competition
Vaaju – 02 novembre 2019
Morocco participates in the 71st edition of the iENA innovation competition with the participation of a large delegation of major players in innovation and R&D, namely the University Mohammed VI Polytechnic (UM6P), MASCIR Foundation, CE3M Cluster and innovative startup.