Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) Current Affairs - 2020

Oxford University Develops New Rapid Antigen Test.

Scientists at Oxford University have developed a new testing method called to be as New Rapid Antigen Test to detect the COVID-19 virus Highlights The new test makes use of artificial intelligence in order to locate single intact virus particles. The entire process will take less than five minutes to show the end results. The Read More…

Health Ministry to roll out FELUDA Paper strip tests for Corona Virus

The Union Health Ministry have announced during the fifth edition of “Sunday Samvaad” on October 11, 2020 that India is will roll out its Feluda Paper Strip test for Corona Virus in few weeks. Sunday Samvaad Sunday Samvaad is an interactive session which is held by the minister on social media platforms. The minister announced Read More…

Reliance Develops R-Green kit- can give COVID results in 2 hours

Reliance Life Sciences has developed an real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) kit. It claims to diagnose COVID-19 infection in about 2 hours. Presently, COVID-19 RT-PCR test takes up to 24 hours to give a diagnosis. Key Facts The kit has been developed by Computational biologists at Reliance Life Sciences a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Ltd. Read More…

WHO and Partners to roll out 120 million Rapid Diagnostic Tests for COVID-19

The World Health Organization announced on September 29, 2020 that it will roll out 120 million rapid diagnostic tests for COVID-19 joining hands with its partners. This would allow the lower- and middle-income countries to fill in the testing gap with richer countries. Key Facts These rapid diagnostic tests will be antigen based.  The price Read More…

First Mobile RT-PCR lab of India developed by IISc launched in Karnataka

On August 5, 2020, the State Government of Karnataka launched India’s first mobile RT-PCR lab in Bengaluru. The lab was developed by Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. The lab has been named Mobile Infection Testing and Reporting (MITR) lab. It is capable of conducting 9000 tests per month. About the lab Apart from testing COVID-19, Read More…