IIT Kharagpur's Device to Detect COVID-19 in 45 Mins to be Sold Globally

IIT Kharagpur's Device to Detect COVID-19 in 45 Mins to be Sold Globally

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The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur has tied up with industry partners in India and USA to commercialize its machine which can detect COVID-19 without the intervention of experts. The product called COVIRAP - can diagnose several infectious including COVID-19, tuberculosis among others. The product is developed by researchers including professor Suman Chakraborty, Dr. Arindam Mondal, and their research group.

IIT Kharagpur claims to be using the device on-campus to detect possible novel coronavirus infection. Using this machine, one diagnose COVID-19 using human swab samples and putting them inside the device without requiring any separate facility for RNA extraction.

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