VALENCIA. The Government of Valencia has already contracted with eight private laboratories of the Valencian Community to carry out 70,000 PCR tests to increase the analysis capacity of public centers. This purchase, the first batch of the Emergency File approved by health to avoid the collapse of the laboratories, allows any health department that needs to refer the tests to these accredited centers.

The companies hired by the Generalitat are Epidisease, Bionos Biotech, Sistemas Genónicos, Imegen, Progenie Molecular and Sequencing Multiplex. Each of them have been commissioned 10,000 tests, while with the Food Safety Technology Center and Integrated Genetic Lab Services (iGLS), agreements for 5,000 tests have been signed.