India’s First Rs 500 CRISPR Paper Strip Test For COVID-19 By CSIR Lab

First paper-strip test for COVID-19 by CSIR lab

Scientists have successfully developed an inexpensive, paper-strip test to detect COVID-19 within an hour and India’s urgent need for rapid-testing can be met with this kit.

The paper strip test uses of Crispr-Cas9 – a cutting-edge gene-editing tool- to test COVID-19 in the samples of suspected people. It paper-strip test targets and determines the genomic sequences of the COVID-19.

Dr. Debjyoti Chakraborty, IGIB, CSIR’s premier laboratory in New Delhi, said “We have actually been working with this tool for around 2 years. We started testing this to see whether it can help to find a solution against COVD-19, when the outbreak struck its peak in China, in late January. The research study took us around 2 months to come up with these outcomes.

The kit resembles a portable paper-strip test used to confirm pregnancy and does not need any various specific abilities or skills to carry out the testing and is reasonably less-sophisticated

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India’s first paper-strip test for Covid-19, CSIR lab makes a breakthrough

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