IIT- Hyderabad develops low-cost Covid-19 kit that delivers
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Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Hyderabad, have developed an artificial intelligence-powered low-cost testing kit to detect the novel coronavirus in flat 20 minutes.

• The cost of the Covid-19 test using the new kit will be around Rs 600. At present, each test is being conducted Rs 4,500.

• It does not require RT-PCR and has been field-tested at ESIC medical college and hospital in Hyderabad.

• It can produce results in around 20 minutes for symptomatic and asymptomatic patients.

• Can identify the unique sequence of the conserved regions of the Covid-19 genome and detecting it without PCR/RT-PCR.

• This new kit is part of the three testing kits for Covid-19 being developed by the IIT-Hyderabad. While this kit was developed within a week, the other two will take about three to six months.

• The device has been sent to Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, and the National Institute of Biologicals (NIB), Pune, for evaluation.

• The other kits under development are rapid, affordable, portable screening kits and nano biosensor for rapid and early detection of the virus.

Source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/researchers-at-iit-hyderabad-develop-low-cost-test-kit-that-can-detect-covid-19-within-20-minutes/articleshow/76234658.cms
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Indeed a very welcome news. I am confident that one day,we shall be able to test for these viruses with the same ease as Blood glucose.
Jun 8, 2020Like2