To do this, the team worked with Richard Novak, then at the Wyss Institute, to co-create a swab that allowed for collection of samples that could be semi-automatically processed. The swab did not require liquid transport media, which simplified logistics.
In its first year of operation, the lab ran over 2.2 million COVID-19 tests at a greatly reduced cost per test.
playtest test the system. I didn't notice anything weird about the swab or whatever;
it was the early days, and it was the first COVID test I took. I didn't have anything to compare it to.
Gee, if I'd known the swab was so special, maybe I would have hung onto it as a souvenir oh wait
no the lab needed it back for their measurements never mind.