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Saline Gargle

National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) develops Innovative Patient-Friendly Saline Gargle RT-PCR Testing Method

Ever since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, India has been making multiple strides in augmenting its testing infrastructure and capacity. Scientists of Nagpur-based National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) under Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have achieved another milestone in this journey, with the development of a ‘Saline Gargle RT-PCR Method’ for …

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DIPCOVAN

DRDO develops COVID-19 antibody detection kit

Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences (DIPAS), a laboratory of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), has developed an antibody detection-based kit ‘DIPCOVAN’, the DIPAS-VDx COVID-19 IgG Antibody Microwell ELISA for sero-surveillance. The DIPCOVAN kit can detect both spike as well as nucleocapsid (S&N) proteins of SARS-CoV-2 virus with a high sensitivity of 97 …

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RTPCR new test kit

Department of Science and Technology institute develops new multiplex RT-PCR kit with novel gene targets to facilitate detection across various mutant strains of COVID 19

A newly developed multiplex RT-PCR kit has a higher accuracy of detecting covid19 across the various mutant strains of the virus responsible for the global pandemic. As the pandemic is going through a second wave with multiple variants, the selection of target genes in multiplex RT-PCR assay is becoming critical for accurate detection of the …

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Mucormycosis – a Fungal Complication being Detected in COVID-19 Patients

Mucormycosis, a fungal infection, is being reported in a few COVID-19 patients during or post recovery. As per a statement given by the Health Minister of Maharashtra two days ago, more than 2000 people had already been affected by this fungal infection in the state; 10 people had even succumbed to it. Some patients even …

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Indiscriminate use of Convalescent Plasma therapy not advisable for Covid-19 treatment: ICMR

Indiscriminate use of Convalescent Plasma therapy not
advisable for Covid-19 treatment: ICMR

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has advised that indiscriminate use of Convalescent Plasma therapy is not advisable for the treatment of the Covid-19 cases. ICMR conducted an open label phase II multicentre randomised controlled trial in India across 39 public and private hospitals on use of convalescent plasma in the management of cases with …

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COVID-19

India taking 100 days as cut-off for COVID-19 reinfection: ICMR

Director General of Indian Council of Medical Research ICMR Dr Balram Bhargava said that ICMR has decided upon a cutoff of 100 days for reinfection of COVID-19, if it occurs. Replying to a media query on ICMR reinfection study, Dr Bhargava said, antibodies were also assumedto have a life of four months. Earlier, ICMR had …

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