Chun Jong-Yoon, our former Ph.D., is founder and CEO of Seegene, a South Korean biotech company. Seegene were already working on Coronavirus before the 1st confirmed case in South Korea. They started to develop the test without ever having a physical sample of the virus. And they were able to come up with a test in less than two weeks. With the help of drive-through testing facilities to speed up the process, South Korea has already tested >220,000 people, identified nearly 8000 possitive cases.
Th CNN video about Seegene: Link