Pune based Mylab Discovery Solutions has developed India's first indigenous COVID-19 testing kit that has been approved by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). A single kit costs Rs 80,000 & can test 100 patients.
The testing kit has been commercially approved by the Indian FDA / Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO).
The approval is expected to help increase testing in the country.
Coronavirus (Covid-19) diagnostic test kits, called reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) kits can study 1000 samples from large labs and 200 from smaller labs.
Mylab expects to produce one lakh test kits per week and then gradually increase the production to meet the testing demands.
Maharashtra: Pune based Mylab Discovery Solutions Pvt Ltd has developed India's first indigenous #COVID19 testing kit that has been approved by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). A single kit costs Rs 80,000 & can test 100 patients. pic.twitter.com/Ng5b3wRHh5— ANI (@ANI) March 24, 2020
This is huge. I remember all of us hoping we find a way with these tests when we first heard of this, to putting this through tests and samples. https://t.co/tvUgjutn62— Aaditya Thackeray (@AUThackeray) March 24, 2020