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Fujifilm unit launches COVID-19 detection kit for Indian, Californian variants

TOKYO, May 17 (Reuters) - Fujifilm Holdings Corp said on Monday a subsidiary had launched a detection kit that can identify COVID-19 variants that were first identified in India and California.

The kit developed by Fujifilm Wako Pure Chemical uses a research reagent that is capable of detecting the L452R mutation at a high sensitivity, the company said in a news release. (Reporting by Rocky Swift; Editing by Christopher Cushing)

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