The Minister of Research and Technology and the Governor of Bali Release the Mobile Laboratory Bio Safety Level 2 Innovation Service from BPPT

  • 22 Desember 2020
  • 21:12 WITA
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DENPASAR, - Minister of Research and Technology / Head of the National Innovation Research Agency Bambang Brodjonegoro, along with Governor of Bali  Wayan Koster, and Head of the Indonesian Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT) Hammam Riza released the Innovation Service for the Roadshow Mobile Laboratory Bio Safety Level 2 ( MBSL-2) bus variant, at the Governor's House Jayasabha Denpasar, Tuesday, December 22, 2020.


Head of BPPT Hammam Riza said Mobile Bio Safety Level (MBSL-2) is a mobile laboratory brought in from BPPT Jakarta to carry out a road show program in Bali to socialize and promote Bio Safety Level 2.


After being present in Yogyakarta some time ago, today the MBSL-2 bus variant is in Bali in a series of Bakti Inovasi's roadshow which will last until 26 December.


"My hope is that this will become an arena for us to strengthen the 3 T, namely Testing, Tracing, and Treatment," he said.


Hammam Riza added that Bio Safety Level 2 is a mobile laboratory that can carry out specimen testing from the results of the swab or swab test. So with a capacity of about 500 specimens in 24 hours.


"We hope this will add to and can

mobility to areas that have had difficulties so far, because they have to send these specimens to the laboratory.

So now we pick up the ball. The point is now we want to restore the economy. Through this tourism, we hope that Mobile BSL 2 will be assisted, "he added.


Meanwhile the Governor of Bali  Wayan Koster expressed his appreciation and thanked Bali for being passed by the Mobile Laboratory Bio Safety Level 2 which could be used for Swab testing in the field.


Governor Koster also hopes that this bus unit will not just pass by but can settle in Bali, because Bali is the area most affected by Covid-19.


Meanwhile, the Minister of Research and Technology and the Head of the National Innovation Research Agency, Bambang Brodjonegoro, said that to help efforts to deal with Covid-19, at least 1 province as wide as Bali has 1 MBSL-2 unit.


"For example, in one district it is not reached by the lab, the solution is that the governor can send the bus so that the transmission of Covid-19 can be overcome, because we know how many are positive and can be treated so that it does not spread again," he said.


The Minister of Research and Technology also added that the process of examining samples which could reach 500 specimens per day, hopefully it can help handling Covid-19 in Bali.


"It can be directed to a lot of tourists so that there will be no new cluster. Hopefully Bali can have one unit," he concluded.


For information, this active Bakti Innovation roadshow started in Yogyakarta, Bali and will then go to Jombang Regency in order to increase the capacity for examining the COVID-19 specimen.


MBSL-2 bus variant with the same concept, namely mobile, safe, and accurate. This bus variant of the BSL-2 mobile lab has several advantages over the previous generation of mobile labs, including being built with a bus platform, to strengthen the concept of mobility, so that it can be easily operated in areas where it is needed.


Added facilities for RNA extraction, so that a more varied reagent (magnetic beads method) can be used to maintain the continuity of the test.


Improved equipment layout, to improve data accuracy and security of testing personnel, and refinement of the mechanical system of doors that can be opened and closed touchless, to avoid contamination. (Gix)