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IIT Guwahati develops affordable, diagnostic kits for testing Covid-19

The VTM kits are the first-stop source used to collect nasal and oral swab specimens from an individual source to a laboratory safely for culture and testing

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The swabs have been designed ergonomically with a pre-molded breakpoint on their shaft for enabling secure sampling

IANS New Delhi
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati, in association with RR Animal Healthcare Ltd and Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), has developed low-cost diagnostic kits for Covid-19. These are Viral Transport Media kits, RT-PCR kits, and RNA isolation kits.

The large-scale production of all these kits has commenced to meet the requirement of Assam and will be made available across the country soon.

The VTM kits are the first-stop source used to collect nasal and oral swab specimens from an individual source to a laboratory safely for culture and testing.

During this period, the virus, if present, in the

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First Published: Jun 19 2020 | 6:10 PM IST

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