Pune lab develops COVID-19 testing kit in record time

Pune lab develops COVID-19 testing kit in record time

Pune-based Mylab Discovery Solutions Pvt Ltd is in the news for inventing a test kit for COVID-19.  This the researchers at the lab did in a record time of six weeks.  

"This is India's first indigenous COVID-19 testing kit that has been approved by the Indian Council of Medical Research. A single kit costs Rs 80,000 and can test 100 patients," the lab today said.  

The lab has said that it can produce up to 1-1.5 lakh tests in a week.  "We are trying to increase our production for the public. These kits cost 1/4th the price that the imported kits are being sold for," said Ranjit Desai, a scientist at the lab.