Japanese scientists have developed a new test for the Ebola virus that can detect the disease within 30 minutes using simple equipment, the Nikkei business daily reported late Monday. Eiken Chemical Co. and researchers at Nagasaki University created the new test, which can be conducted using only a small, battery-powered warmer, making it ideal for places without stable power sources, the Nikkei said. The current test takes one to two hours and “requires dedicated equipment and a stable supply of electricity, making it difficult to use in regions with poor power infrastructure,” the report said. Despite the news, shares of Eiken fell 0.2% in early Tuesday trading in Tokyo.

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