NOVA School of Science and Technology signs protocol for screening tests to COVID-19


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The NOVA School of Science and Technology (FCT NOVA), in collaboration with the Instituto Universitário Egas Moniz, signed a protocol with the Ministry of Labor, Solidarity and Social Security (MTSSS) as part of the support to the most vulnerable populations in the face of COVID-19 pandemic.

This protocol aims to establish a technical and logistical partnership that allows the application of screening tests for COVID-19 disease to users and professionals from institutions in the social and solidarity sector.

The FCT NOVA team involves professors and researchers from the Department of Life Sciences and the Department of Chemistry, all part of UCIBIO.

This is an important screening work to “be able to prevent, plan and outline strategies to mitigate the contagion of the population, namely in the Residential Structures for the Elderly (ERPI) and Home Support Services (SAD)”. The team is working predominantly in the district area of Setúbal.