"At the moment we are finishing our project, thanks to which we have been able to cut the time needed to analyze for the presence of genetically modified organisms from 50 minutes to 11-25 minutes," said Maksim Kutsev, a doctoral student in biology at the University.
"Since the beginning of this year we have been bringing our project to its conclusions, gaining certification, and developing technology for the long-term storage of reagents. Now we are able to say that our tester is a patented and certified product," the scientist continued.
The researchers received the prize of "most unusual achievement of the year" for their accomplishment, in a joint award from telecoms company Megafon and the Altai State Telecoms Company. Their product is set to go on sale in the New Year on the internet and in Moscow retailers of medical equipment, and will set back prospective buyers around 15-16 thousand rubles.