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Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) likely to come up with diagnostic kits

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New Delhi: While people in India are locked down inside their homes and are busy keeping themselves away from coronavirus infection, there is good news as the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) is likely to come up with “cost-effective and accurate diagnostic kits for wide distribution.”

“We are helping our incubating companies; they have come out with ideas and we are supporting them. We are testing and validating the diagnostic kits proposed by them. We may come up with some good kits though it may take at least 2-3 weeks if everything goes well. Quality and accuracy of the kits are the most important things. If the kits give 100 per cent results, then only they will be approved,” said R.K. Mishra, Director, CCMB, Hyderabad. The CCMB also plans to culture the novel coronavirus or SARS-nCOV2. Mishra said that the institution has facilities for this and they have got the approvals from the government too, but they are yet to receive sample and kits to initiate the culture.

“In the meantime, our facilities are set and we are actually training people who are going for the testing in other recognised places in the city,” he said. (IANS)

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