IIT Delhi's low-cost COVID-19 test kit launched on July 15
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A low-cost COVID-19 test kit developed by Indian Institute of Technology Delhi that uses an alternative testing method launched on 15 July, according to the IIT director.

IIT Delhi, which became the first academic institute to develop a COVID-19 testing method, gave non-exclusive open licence to companies for commercialising the test, but with a price rider.

While the institute had kept a price rider of Rs 500 per kit, the company Newtech Medical Devices, which is launching the kit named 'Corosure' has not announced the price yet.

" The product, approved by ICMR and DCGI, is being launched tomorrow. This test kit can do two million tests per month at an extremely affordable cost," said IIT Delhi Director V Ramgopal Rao.

According to the team at IIT Delhi, the current testing methods available are "probe-based", while the one developed by them is a "probe-free" method, which reduces the testing cost without compromising on accuracy.

Source: https://www.hindustantimes.com/education/iit-delhi-s-low-cost-covid-19-test-kit-to-be-launched-commercially-tomorrow/story-GAYsiLb6S8wSJRYKp936zN.html
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