August 15, 2020

Israeli crew working with DRDO to develop fast COVID-19 testing package arrives in India



A high-level crew of researchers from Israel arrived right here on Monday to take ahead the work it has been doing with India to develop a fast testing package for COVID-19 which can provide the outcome inside 30 seconds. Israel’s Ambassador to India Ron Malka mentioned if the testing package is developed, it could possibly be a “sport changer” within the battle in opposition to COVID-19.

The Israeli defence ministry analysis and growth crew has been working with India’s chief scientist Okay Vijay Raghavan and Defence Analysis and Improvement Organisation (DRDO) to develop fast testing for COVID-19 in lower than 30 seconds, the Israeli Embassy had mentioned final week.

The crew from the Directorate of Defence Analysis and Improvement (DDR&D) within the Israeli Ministry of Defence will conduct a sequence of “last phases of testing” to find out the effectiveness of quite a few fast diagnostic options with their Indian counterparts.

The particular flight, which arrived right here within the morning, additionally introduced with it breakthrough rising Israeli applied sciences for combating COVID-19, Malka mentioned.

Newest medical gear developed in Israel to combat COVID-19 has been introduced on the particular flight, he mentioned.

“We additionally introduced on this flight superior respirators which are banned for export in Israel however a waiver was given to convey them to India,” he added.

Because the outbreak of the worldwide pandemic, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have held three telephonic conversations wherein they promised mutual help in coping with the virus and dedicated to joint technological and scientific analysis between the 2 international locations.