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A Kyushu University startup in Fukuoka has teamed up with a medical equipment-maker to offer a coronavirus antibody test kit utilizing silkworms that allows people to take tests without visiting medical institutions.

Kaico Ltd. and Protects Co. in Wako, Saitama Prefecture, have jointly developed the mail-in kit that requires people to send in a small sample of blood. Protects began the test service targeting companies and organizations on Oct. 12.

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