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Bacolod startup develops first lab info system for San Miguel CoViD testing center

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BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – John Dave Duenas knows what RT-PCR test for COVID19 looks.

SMC opens its COVID-19 testing lab for 70,000 workers. | Photo from SMC website
SMC opens its COVID-19 testing lab for 70,000 workers. | Photo from SMC website

And feels.

Like how a naso-pharyngeal swab, all six inches of it, goes inside the nose.

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And moves around.

That was when Dave, chief executive officer of HyBrain (H is for hip, Y is for young, he says), was considered a suspect and probable COVID case when he came home from Manila February this year.

That trip to the lab proved providential (aided by the fear of a virus) as it allowed Dave to experience, and see, the manual testing process, which he estimates, takes around 40 minutes minimum from filling up the forms to being swabbed.

That, too, was the beginning of a concept that ended in the unveiling July 3 of the San Miguel Corporation Molecular Laboratory in Better World EDSA.

San Miguel Corporation (SMC) unveiled its CoViD-testing laboratory last Friday, 3 July, 2020, at Better World EDSA. The lab can has been unveiled and to serve as testing facility for the company’s 70,000 employees. SMC President and Chief Operating Officer Ramon S. Ang, unveiled the marker for the lab, along with National Task Force against Covid-19 chief implementer and Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., COVID-19 Task Force deputy chief implementer Vince Dizon. and Department of Health undersecretary Leopoldo Vega.

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The testing facility has the capacity to process 4,000 to 12,000 tests per day.

It was the first COVID lab to have an LIS that practically cuts down the time from profiling to swabbing a patient to only six minutes.

Click link below to watch the podcast with John Dave Duenas, HyBrain CEO.

DNX ONE ON ONE – San Miguel Taps Hybrain

BACOLOD STARTUP COMPANY HyBrain becomes part of history as San Miguel Corporation opens the first Molecular Laboratory for COVID with a Lab Information System developed by HyBrain. It is a first in the country. Excerpt of article:"John Dave Duenas knows what RT-PCR test for COVID19 looks.And feels.Like how a naso-pharyngeal swab, all six inches of it, goes inside the nose. And moves around.That was when Dave, chief executive officer of HyBrain (H is for hip, Y is for young, he says), was considered a suspect and probable COVID case when he came home from Manila February this year.Listen to the interview below."

Posted by DNX News on Sunday, July 5, 2020

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Julius D. Mariveles
An amateur cook who has a mean version of humba, the author has recently tried to make mole negra, the Mexican sauce he learned by watching shows of master chef Rick Bayless. A journalist since 19, he has worked in the newsrooms of radio, local papers, and Manila-based news organizations. A stroke survivor, he now serves as executive editor of DNX.

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