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  • CCMB may soon come up with diagnostic kits for COVID-19

    Published on March 25, 2020

    To combat COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organisation, WHO insists that widescale testing is the key as early diagnosis may help save lives. Aligning with the call of WHO, the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, CCMB is working overtime on the development of cost-effective and accurate diagnostic kits for wide distribution.

    CCMB Director Dr R K Mishra said, the organisation is helping its incubating companies and they have come out with ideas. He said, CCMB is testing and validating the diagnostic kits proposed by them. He said, CCMB may come up with some good kits and it may take at least 2-3 weeks if everything goes well.

    Dr Mishra said, the organisation is also keeping in mind the cost and the estimate is that the test should be less than one thousand rupees.