CSIR-IGIB develops ”Feluda” low-cost COVID-19 test strip

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB) has developed ”Feluda” a low-cost COVID-19 test strip. It was developed by two scientists Dr Souvik Maiti and Dr Debojyoti Chakraborty.

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The test is expected to cost around Rs 500 against the usual RT-PCR test that costs Rs 4,500 in private labs. The test gets its name after the detective character in legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray’s stories as it will detect the presence of a virus in just a few minutes.

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