CDSCO Current Affairs, GK & News

Agappe Chitra Magna launched by SCTIMST to detect COVID-19

On May 20, 2020, the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Science and Technology operating under Department of Science and Technology has launched magnetic nano particle based RNA extraction kit called “Agappe Chitra Magna”. Highlights The Agappe Chitra Magna kit was validated by the National Institute of Virology. The kit was developed by the SCTIMST ..

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GoI plans to reduce dependency for drug intermediates and APIs

The Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) has collaborated with LAXAI Life Sciences to produce Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients inside India. This will help to reduce dependence of pharmaceutical sector on Chinese imports. Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients The Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients are also known as bulk drugs. They are the main part of the drugs that produce ..

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First “Made in India” COVID-19 Test Kit gets commercial approval from CDSCO

A Pune based testing services MyLab has become the first Indian company to get an commercial approval from CDSCO for the sales of COVID-19 testing kits sale. About the Kit The kit was developed by MyLab testing services. The testing time of COVID-19 in current lab testing services is 4 hours. However, MyLAb’s testing time ..

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Made-in-India COVID-19 Test Kit

The COVID-19 test kit developed by Mylab Discovery Solution Pvt Ltd has become the first Made-in-India kit to receive commercial approval. About the Kit The Mylab PathoDetect COVID-19 Qualitative PCR kit was developed by Pune based by Mylab Discovery Solution Pvt Ltd- a firm specialising in development of molecular diagnostic kits. It was developed in a ..

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Glycol Poisoning

Cough syrup (Coldbest PC) manufactured by a Himachal Pradesh-based company was found to contain diethylene glycol. The syrup is alleged to be the reason behind the 11 deaths in J&K. Symptoms of Glycol Poisoning: Glycol is toxic to humans and other animals. Symptoms of glycol poisoning includes abdominal pain, intoxication, vomiting, headaches, seizures, decrease in ..

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