CSIR Current Affairs - 2020

Anti-Leprosy Drug Trials started by CSIR against COVID-19

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has started the trials of anti-leprosy drug trials against COVID-19. The drug trial is to be conducted with the help of Mycobacterium MW. Highlights The Mycobacterium MW is a heat killed bacteria. It is to be tried on different COVID-19 patients. The drug trial was approved by the Read More…

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Herbal Decongestant Spray developed by CSIR

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-National Botanical Research Institute (CSIR-NBRI) has developed herbal decongestant spray. The spray is used to prevent COVID-19 infection and to ease wearing masks. Highlights Wearing mask for a long time creates difficulty in breathing and congestion in respiratory system. The herbal spray will help to address this problem. What Read More…

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CSIR: Clinical Trial of “Sepsivac” drug on critically ill COVID-19 patients

On April 22, 2020, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research announced that it is to go for clinical trials on critically ill COVID-19 patients. Background The Drugs Controller General of India recently approved the trial of “Sepsivac”. The drug is available commercially. With the DCGI approving the drug, CSIR is to start clinical trials Read More…

CSIR produces Protein Enriched Biscuits for COVID-19 patients

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, CSIR-CFTRI (Central Food Technological Research Institute) has made protein rich biscuits for COVID-19 patients. The biscuits have been sent to the COVID-19 patients in AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Science). Highlights The CFTRI has so far supplied 500 kg of protein-rich biscuits. Also, another 500 kg of Read More…

Core Strategy Group formed in CSIR

On April 13, 2020, a core strategy group was formed in CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research). The group will work towards rapid and economical diagnostics, digital and molecular surveillance and repurposing of drugs. Concerns The GoI has not yet displayed list of dedicated hospitals for COVID-19. For now, when a person is suspicious Read More…