The University of Cambridge is a United Kingdom-based institute of higher learning with a focus on teaching and research. It has 31 colleges and offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs.
During the COVID-19 outbreak in 2020, the university used its research facilities to develop diagnostic equipment to expedite the testing for the virus for workers who serve the National Health Service (NHS). It is a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test and takes four hours to get results. The research sector of the university was also developing a vaccine based on a protein subunit and S protein.
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- Cluster: COVID-19A cluster of topics related to COVID-19. COVID-19 is the abbreviated name for coronavirus disease 2019, a respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus strain called SARS-CoV-2. COVID-19 was first detected in Wuhan City, China and the outbreak was declared a pandemic on March 11, 2020 by the WHO.