We all are aware about the Covid 19 (Coronvirus) pandemic A Bengaluru based startup in India has invented a home based screening kit for the same. Keep on reading this article for all the details –
A Bengaluru based startup firm in India named as Bione Ventures Pvt Ltd, which involves in working for a B2C platform for genetic and microbione testing has launched a testing kit for Covid 19 that gives in results in home within few minutes. The company will make available the product in market within a few weeks.
Surendra K Chikara a Genomicist and founder of the company told – We are importing this screening kit from one of our partners in the United States, which has secured USFDA approval for the product. In India, we have secured certification from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). The screening kit can provide respite from the impending fear of the Covid 19 contagion.
The immediate result of this home based screening will help the user if the test comes positive to quickly isolate himself at home without even come in contact of someone and become a potential carrier.
The price of this kit will vary from 2000 INR/- to 3000 INR/- depending upon the global supply and how much it will be effective for the users and also it depends on the affordability of the masses, the founder said.
This Covid 19 screening test kit is an IgG & IgM based tool which takes 5 -10 minutes to deliver the results.Upon receiving the kit, the user is required to clean the finger with an alcohol swab and use the lancet provided to finger–prick. The cartridge provided reads the results from the blood sample thus obtained, within 5-10 minutes, the founder said in a statement.
The company is well-equipped to supply 20,000 kits per week and intends to build its manufacturing facilities in the coming months to cater to the demand, he added.
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