Cheap covid-19 testing kit developed by IIT Delhi


A cheap covid-19 testing kit developed by IIT Delhi

New Delhi: Cheap covid-19 testing kit developed by IIT Delhi, which is approved by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

Briefing on the development the IIT-Delhi professor V Perumal said, “We started working on it by the end of January and got it ready in three months. The purpose was to contribute to low-cost diagnostics.”

it is a swab test kit.

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“Testing will be cheaper than all existing equipment,” he said, adding that the equipment is inexpensive for commercial production.

The ICMR on Thursday approved the detection assay for COVID-19, developed by researchers at the Kusuma School of Biological Sciences (KSBS) of IIT-Delhi.

An IIT statement, “The assay has been validated in ICMR with sensitivity and 100 per cent specificity. This makes IIT-Delhi the first academic institution to have a real-time PCR-based diagnostic assay.

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