Equine Biotech, a start-up company, has developed a coronavirus test kit that takes around one and a half hours to show the result of the presence of the SARS CoV-2 virus in the patient samples.
The product is yet to get its license but, the founder of the company assures the product is economically sustainable than the others.
The company is founded by a member of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru. It has developed a diagnostic kit.
The GlobalTM that promises to show confirmed results on detecting the virus from the patient samples. The test takes around 1.5 hours which is lost faster than others, and the kit will not burn the pockets of the patient’s families.
The company was researching to develop a kit like this way before coronavirus hit the world. Thus the experience has come in handy when they had to prepare something like that for the COVID-19.
Indian Council of Medical Research has approved to use of another coronavirus RT-PCR diagnostic kit, which has been manufactured in the home country.
More about the diagnostic kit, the GlobalTM
The test kit is fast, sensitive, and affordable than other products in the market. The kit is easy to use and will give the result with 100 percent specificity. It is yet to come out in the market because of the license.
Once the company receives the license it will manufacture in a larger quantity to distribute among everybody. The deal will include the transfer of technologies and funding for the manufacture of more kits.
The kit uses the method of RT-PCR that is the Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction method of testing.