TataMD CHECK: Tata Group launches faster Covid-19 test as ca
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Tata Medical and Diagnostics Ltd (TataMD) on 9 November launched new diagnostic testing for Covid-19 -- claiming it to be more efficient and simpler than the existing ones -- with the ability to scale up test on a large scale across the country.

The company's test 'TataMD CHECK' has been developed in partnership with CSIR-IGIB. It has been approved by Indian Council of Medical Research and Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) and will be available through diagnostic centres and hospitals across India shortly, the company said.

To make the test available across India, the company is talking to hospital chains, diagnostic players and laboratories for partnership and it is ready with a monthly production capacity of 10 lakh units a month to start with at its Chennai factory.

TataMD CHECK is a paper strip-based test with an image-based visual result readout. It requires standard laboratory equipment and small batches of tests can be conducted.

Moreover, it has a fast reaction time of 45-50 minutes in the laboratory and the total testing time from RNA-extracted samples in the lab to result is 75 minutes only, the company said.

Also, it can "provide high quality, quick results using standard equipment and minimally trained staff allow for rapid adoption and scale with potential to reach remote locations of the country," Tata Medical and Diagnostics Ltd CEO Girish Krishnamurthy told PTI.

Source: https://health.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/medical-devices/tatamd-launches-new-test-for-covid-19-ready-with-10-lakh-tests/month-capacity/79125305
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