ICMR approved Covid19 Testing Kit Develop By IIT Delhi

Covid19 Testing Kit Develop By IIT Delhi

Covid19 Testing Kit Developed By IIT Delhi

Covid19 Testing Kit Developed By IIT Delhi is a successful  achievement.  A team of professors and students from IIT Delhi has succeeded in developing a device that gives accurate results of the corona test. In this team, Prof. V Ram Gopalrao, Prof. Vivekananda Perumal and three other professors were involved in the research.

The testing kit has been approved by ICMR on Thursday 23 April after rigorous testing. The Secretary of the Ministry of Human Resource Development has congratulated Professor Perumal over the phone for developing this device capable of detecting infection of Kovid-19.

This team of IIT’s had been engaged in making kits or devices for the detection of Covid-19 infection for a long time. For this, scientists had to wait long for a swab sample of the infected.

There were some ethical issues about this, but eventually, this campaign was successful. The team claims that it will provide testing facilities at a much lower cost than any Corona testing device available in the market so far.

Covid19 Testing Kit Develop By IIT Delhi
IIT Delhi Building (Pic: Economic Times)

How IIT’s Delhi Covid-19 Testing Kit work

In order to test the corona, only one drop of spit of the infected person is claimed to get the right result.
Professor Dr. Vishwajit Kundu told during a media interview that so far all the devices available in the market use fluorescent compound. It is very expensive.

Professor Dr. Vishwajit Kundu told during a media interview that so far all the devices available in the market use fluorescent compound. It is very expensive.

But the cyber green compound has been used instead of fluorescent compound in his team’s designed device, hence it is being called prob-free. Because of this, their device will become much cheaper at the time of commercial production.

According to Dr. Vishwajit Kundu, the testing kit available so far identifies not only the corona virus but also many other viruses. Due to this many times the existing testing kits can show positive results by identifying the infection of other viruses and the result of corono infection appears negative. This way the result becomes false.

The device, designed by IIT Delhi, is only able to identify the corona virus. The team has identified a property of the corona virus that is not found at all in other viruses. This device can give almost perfect results based on an examination of the same properties of the corona.

There is also no need for the patient to be one week or more old for the infection (during antibody testing) for checking with this device. In this, the corona can be examined from the device at any stage from the first day of corona infection.

Team behind making covid 19 test kit by IIT’s Delhi

Prof. Kusuma School of Biological Science in preparing this device. Vivekananda Perumal, Prof. Apart from Kundu, Professor Manoj Balakrishnan and James Gomes, many students have contributed.

This team was engaged in searching for such a device ever since the corona virus came into the world. On 22 March this team was a great success. But after some changes, finally on April 9 this device could be prepared in its final form. The National Institute of Pathology has successfully tested it.

Covid19 Testing Kit Develop By IIT Delhi Professor
Professor of IIT Delhi who involves in developing Covid-19 Test Kit (Pic: PTI)

Web Title: ICMR approved Covid19 Testing Kit Develop By IIT Delhi

Featured Image: Covid -19 Test Graphic (Pic: Economic Times)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

COVID-19 Update
%d bloggers like this: