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DBT to establish 4 COVID-19 Bio Banks for facilitating research &...

The four Bio Repositories under the purview of the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) are NCR-Biotech Science Cluster including THSTI, Faridabad – Clinical samples and RCB Faridabad –Viral samples; Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar;  InStem, Bangalore;  and ILBS, New Delhi....................

ICMR validates indigenous assays for COVID-19 diagnosis

A total of 11 RT-PCR-based indigenous assays were validated and recommended for the testing of COVID-19, as revealed by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).....................

COVID-19: NIV Pune develops India’s first indigenous IgG ELISA test, Zydus...

In a major breakthrough, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)-National Institute of Virology (NIV) at Pune has developed and validated the indigenous IgG ELISA test for antibody detection for COVID-19. ICMR has also partnered with Zydus Cadila for mass-scale production of the ELISA test kits...................

COVID-19: ICMR to leverage IBM Watson Assistant to bolster rapid response...

The virtual agent has been deployed on protected pages of the ICMR website and can be accessed only by authorized personnel who are involved with sample collection and testing in hospitals and diagnostic labs..................

C-CIDA bets big on three indigenously developed COVID-19 testing kits

C-CAMP COVID-19 Innovations Deployment Accelerator C-CIDA is betting on 3 leading Indian startups with indigenously developed testing kits................

COVID-19: IIT Delhi develops low cost probe-free detection assay, gets ICMR...

Developed by a team of scientists from IIT Delhi, the testing kit is the first-ever probe-free assay for COVID-19 approved by ICMR and will empower healthcare services and support government efforts to deal with the pandemic..................

COVID-19: Neuberg diagnostics gets ICMR nod for Corona tests

As four Neuberg Labs have received approval for COVID-19 testing, the company offered free of cost COVID testing for deserving citizens with a BPL ration card and appropriate doctor prescriptions as CSR..................

Coronavirus Scare: Must allay fears of poultry industry, says Vice President

Recently the Poultry Breeders Association called on the Vice President of India and apprised him of the problems faced by the poultry industry in the wake of coronavirus outbreak...................

Total 43 COVID-19 cases in India so far, govt agencies on...

As many as 52 laboratories are now operational across the country for testing the COVID-19 virus........................

New health warning: beware of weight-loss smartphone apps

A study based on the usage of calorie-counting or weight loss apps by a set of volunteers has revealed that most of the apps did not provide authentic information and had no significant impact on weight or eating behaviour.................