Feluda, World’s first Tool-based Gene-editing Covid test to be available in Delhi by December. Feluda is a CRISPR Cas-9 gene-editing tool based diagnostic test for covid-19.
It will be available in Delhi from early December. Perhaps, it will be available in different cities like Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, and Pune. In truth, it will increase India’s Covid testing capacity.
Moreover, this test can give you a result in 6-7 hours. In addition to this, the cost will be decided by the different governments in different states. The advantage of this test is that it is easy to use and affordable. Despite this, we need not be dependent upon expensive Q-PCR machines.
Shekhar C Mande (Director General, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) said,
“It is a proud moment for India. It reflects the true spirit of our young scientists who have risen to the occasion and provided us an indigenous test which we foresee as a global product”.
Despite this, the company told that after India they will expand its export in Western Europe and North America. Also, this test will be helpful in India’s friendly countries like Africa and its neighbors.
Corona is not over yet.
Stay home and stay safe everybody!
Author: Pranshu Agarwal
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