COVID-19 test Current Affairs, GK & News

New Covid Test using Pencil Lead

Researchers from University of Pennsylvania in US have developed a new cheaper, faster and more accurate Covid diagnostic test that uses electrodes made from graphite to test the SARS CoV-2 Virus. It is the material found in pencil lead. Highlights Researchers noted that, current tests were limited by the trade-off between accuracy and the time ..

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COVIHOME: IITH develops affordable COVID-19 testing kit

Researchers at Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad have developed India’s First Rapid Electronic and Artificial Intelligence-powered COVID-19 test called COVIHOME. This test can be performed at an affordable cost at home. About COVIHOME test kit Test kit can produce results within 30 minutes for symptomatic as well as asymptomatic patients. This test does not require ..

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Singapore approves Covid Breath Test

Singapore has approved a covid breath test which detect to covid-19 and show the accurate results in less than a minute. Who developed the test? The test has been developed by a start-up Breathonix. About the test kit The test kit works in a manner similar to standard breathalyzer test which is used by police ..

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SPOT (Scalable and Portable Testing)-New COVID-19 Saliva Test invented using RT-LAMP Technology

The US scientists has invented a new COVID-19 Saliva Testing method called SPOT. SPOT is Scalable and Portable Testing. About SPOT SPOT was invented by a research team from the Carle Illinois College of Medicine. The SPOT gives COVID-19 test results in thirty minutes. The cost of the device is 78 USD. Apart from these ..

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COVIRAP Technology

The IIT Kharagpur has successfully commercialised the healthcare product COVIRAP. What is COVIRAP? COVIRAP is a diagnostic technology to detect COVID-19 virus. The technology is also capable of testing influenza, dengue, malaria. Tuberculosis and Japanese Encephalitis. Also, the technology can be used to test other vector borne diseases. The testing cost of the COVIRAP based ..

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