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GBRC scientists find three new mutations of COVID-19

On April 17, 2020, the scientists at Gujarat Biotechnology Research Centre (GBRC) have found three new mutations of COVID-19 virus. With this, GBRC becomes the first government laboratory in the country to sequence whole genome of COVID-19. Highlights There are six mutations of the virus that have been found so far. The scientists at GBRC ..

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Two new products to enable COVID-19 disinfection process introduced by DRDO

The unit has been developed by Centre for Fire Explosive and Environment Safety by using its expertise in mist technology used to suppress fire. The unit uses water mist aerator technology to spray sanitizer while entering public places. There are no contacts between the user and the unit throughout its operation. Working The unit uses ..

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PUSA: Decontamination Tunnel developed by ICAR

The Indian Agricultural Research Institute has developed PUSA decontamination tunnel. It was inaugurated on April 16, 2020 by the Union Minister Shri Kailash Choudhary. About the Tunnel The Tunnel includes foot operated water dispenser and soap. The tunnel also provides fogging for about 20 seconds. Also, it sources Quaternary Ammonium Compounds that are used at ..

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Chitra Gene LAMP-N: Diagnostic kit developed by SCTIMST, Thiruvananthapuram

The Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Science (SCTIMST), an institute of national importance developed a diagnostic kit. The kit reduces test time by two hours. Why is it better than RT-PCR? The cost of the kit is Rs 1000. The time taken by the kit to examine the samples is half as that of ..

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“COVSACK” developed by DRDO to combat COVID-19

The Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has developed COVSACK to receive samples from COVID-19 infected patients. The COVSACK is COVID-19 Sample Collection Kiosk. Highlights The COVSACK was developed by consulting doctors in Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC). About COVSACK A patient walks into the Kiosk cabin and a health care professional from outside the ..

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