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 ..
Plasma: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News
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 ..
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 ..