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FactsBox: First Automated RT-PCR machine

The Pune-based molecular diagnostics enterprise Mylab has launched “Compact XL”. It is the first fully automated machine in India to perform molecular diagnostic tests including RT-PCR for COVID-19. Highlights The Compact XL machine will automate lab processes starting from sample handling to preparing RT-PCR ready tubes. The machine is cartridge-based and can test multiple samples ..

First Plasma Bank of India to be set up in Delhi

On June 29, 2020, the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that his government is to set up a plasma bank in Delhi to fight COVID-19. The bank is first of its kind in the country. Highlights The bank will collect blood samples from those who had recovered from COVID-19. Blood plasma will be segregated ..

The scientists at University of Michigan find that cold plasma can kill 99.9% of airborne viruses

Scientists from University of Michigan in the United States have found that dangerous airborne viruses can be rendered harmless on-the-fly when exposed to ‘cold plasma’ – a stream of energetic, charged fragments of air molecules. The researchers have measured the virus-killing speed and effectiveness of non thermal plasmas – the ionised, or charged, particles that ..