February 28, 2021

IISc develops distinctive cellular RT-PCR lab

Karnataka on Wednesday launched the nation’s solely ICMR-approved cellular RT-PCR lab in Bengaluru. The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, has developed what it calls MITR (Cell An infection Testing and Reporting) lab, which is able to conducting 9000 checks per 30 days.

Medical Schooling Minister Ok Sudhakar, who launched the lab, mentioned it was a singular lab with all security options and able to producing 100% correct outcomes inside 4 hours.

The IISc-developed lab has been handed over to the Rajiv Gandhi College of Well being Sciences (RGUHS). The cellular lab may also be utilized for molecular diagnostic testing and might be deployed in Corona sizzling spots shortly. Aside from Covid, the lab might be utilized for testing H1N1, HCV, TB, HPV, HIV and so forth.