“Mylab PathoDetect COVID-19 Qualitative PCR kit” has become the first ‘Made in India’ COVID19 Test Kit to get the CDSCO approval. Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has given the commercial approval to the COVID-19 diagnostic test kit made by Mylab Discovery Solutions Pvt Ltd which is also known as the Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test.
Mylab Discovery Solutions Pvt Ltd is a Pune-based molecular diagnostics company which has developed the first made-in-India diagnostic test kit for COVID-19. The molecular diagnostics company has developed the COVID-19 test kit as per WHO/CDC guidelines. This was acheived with an emphasis on ‘Make in India’ along with support from local and central government.
Till now, the Union Government of India was importing kits from Germany’s Altona Diagnostics to facilitate testing to diagnose Coronavirus patients across India. But the supply of these german kits was facing troble due to grounded airlines.