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Taiwan declares end to fears of COVID outbreak at Academia Sinica

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Saturday (Dec. 25) that all 483 contacts of a female researcher who was infected at the Academia Sinica have tested negativ...

Taiwan to fine Academia Sinica up to NT$150,000 for COVID lab infection

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (Dec. 24) announced that it will be fining Academia Sinica up to NT$150,000 (US$5,400) after the lack of prop...

Taiwan lists 3 possible ways COVID lab infection occurred

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Dec. 20) released the results of a report by Academia Sinica listing three possible routes by which a research assist...

453 Taiwan contacts listed for COVID-positive lab worker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The total number of contacts of a female research assistant who contracted the Delta variant of COVID inside a high safety level lab in Taipei has risen to 453. On Satu...

HKU microbiology researchers collaborating with vaccine manufacturers and governments for urgent development of new vaccines against Omicron

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 13 December 2021 - After successfully isolating the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant from clinical specimens, researchers at the Department of Microbiology at The University...

Six flaws allegedly contributed to Taiwan’s COVID-19 lab infection

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A preliminary investigation has pointed to six errors that may have contributed to the COVID-19 infection of a scientist at a P3 (Biosafety Level-3) facility in Taiwan, th...

Taiwan confirms researcher infected with COVID in lab

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) concluded on Saturday (Dec. 11) that an assistant researcher was infected with the Delta variant of COVID while experimenting on...

Taiwan to close research center for 3 days after local COVID infection

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Academia Sinica will close its Genomics Research Center for three days after a researcher at the site was confirmed as a breakthrough case of the COVID-19 Delta variant, r...

Taiwan scientist bitten by mice twice before testing positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A scientist at a high-level biological safety lab in Taipei was bitten twice by mice before testing positive for COVID, prompting an investigation into whether laboratory ...

Delta-positive scientist took MRT to 14 locations in Taipei, New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Dec. 9) revealed the multiple locations in Taiwan and New Taipei that a COVID-positive lab researcher has visited o...

Scientist bitten by mouse in Taipei lab before testing positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A female researcher was bitten by a lab mouse while running experiments on COVID before testing positive for the virus on Thursday (Dec. 9). During an emergency press c...

Scientist COVID positive after exposure in Taipei P3 lab

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A researcher in a high safety level laboratory in Taipei has tested positive for COVID and may have contracted the disease while experimenting on the virus. During an e...

Blueair's HealthProtect™ air purifier tested to remove live SARS-CoV-2 Virus from the air, now protecting Singapore

Blueair's most advanced air purifier to date, HealthProtect™, is now available in Singapore at major retailers, offline and online.HealthProtect™ 7400-series air purifiers remove 99.99%1 of live ai...

Taiwan puts together national team for coronavirus vaccine and treatment research

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government-sponsored National Health Research Institutes (NHRI) has established a “national team” for facilitated development of vaccines and treatments in...

'Academia Taiwanica' among name changes proposed by DPP for institute

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Monday, as China claimed credit for a new reagent for a rapid Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) test developed by Academia Sinica, Taiwanese legislators met on Monday (March...