IPB University Alumni Develop LabCube, Accelerate Handling of COVID-19 Outbreak


Director of PT Biosains Medika Indonesia, Rifani SSi, MBA, alumni of IPB University from the Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (FMIPA) offer laboratory car innovation or Mobile Lab with LabCube. The LabCube was presented to assist in accelerating the handling of COVID-19 examination using swab-test PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) method. LabCube has also been registered with the Ministry of Health (Kemenkes) RI.

LabCube is a mobile laboratory with Biosafety Level 2 (BSL2) standardization that can be used as an alternative facility in testing samples suspected of COVID-19 and other necessary research. LabCube is a local domestic production and is produced in Jakarta. "In accordance with the standardization of The World Health Organization (WHO) LabCube has met the requirements of biosafety Standard Level 2 (BSL2) is expected to guarantee the examination of COVID-19 specimens via PCR health workers so as not to contract biological agents that are being studied," he said.

LabCube offers an integrated working set of PCR-Test devices from determining the target of examination, receipt of sample materials, as well as the extraction process to the exit of the resulting data.

In one set of work mentioned above, examination of LabCube samples only takes a maximum of four hours. So Labcube becomes a laboratory unit that is very effective and efficient in mapping COVID-19.

This LabCube innovation has been implemented in Surabaya. Last week the Mayor of Surabaya, Tri Rismaharini checked the facilities and readiness of LabCube containers that will operate as laboratories in an effort to improve the testing of corona virus patients.

During his visit, Surabaya Mayor Tri Rismaharini saw firsthand the readiness in laboratory containers as well as the process of testing corona PCR test samples until they get the final results of the COVID-19 examination. (IAAS/NAS)



Published Date : 04-Dec-2020

Resource Person : Rifani SSi, MBA,

Keyword : Alumni, IPB University