The testing device first heats the saliva to 203 degrees Fahrenheit, the temperature at which viral particle shells break apart and release their genetic material. The genetic material is then mixed with pre-packaged reagents in a microfluidic cartridge.
Hyderabad: Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research-India Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT) on Saturday announced that it has developed indigenous RT-PCR kits for COVID-19 testing in partnership with Genomix Biotech CSIR-IICT developed an affordable reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) kit indigenously using recombinant technology for the production of several enzymes used in the kit and […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Wednesday achieved a new milestone in COVID-19 fight by crossing a cumulative 50,000 COVID-19 sample testing, informed National Health Mission (NHM) Director, Odisha, Shalini Pandit. Briefing media on Thursday, the NHM Director said the State is now conducting more than 3000 COVID-19 tests per day at its eight different laboratories. “We reached […]
New Delhi: Revising its strategy for COVID-19 testing, ICMR said on Monday that returnees and migrants who show symptoms for influenza-like illness will be tested for coronavirus infection within seven days of ailment and stressed that no emergency clinical procedure, including deliveries, should be delayed for lack of testing. The Indian Council of Medical Research […]
Bhubaneswar: Amid concerns over a serious threat to the vulnerable groups, latest official data of the State Covid dashboard reveals that close to 60 per cent of the Covid-19 infected people in Odisha are between 15 years and 40 years. As per the data available in the government portal, 1361 positives (5.1 per cent) belong […]
Dehradun: The duration of Kumbh Mela in Haridwar has been curtailed to just one month for the first time in its history in view of a recent surge in COVID-19 cases and it has been made mandatory for pilgrims to have a “negative” RT-PCR test report to attend the mega congregation. According to a notification, […]