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Indian scientists from the Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB) have successfully developed a low-cost, paper strip test which can detect the raging coronavirus within an hour. This would allow increased rapid testing in the country. According to a report in Mint, the said COVID-19 test uses the cutting-edge gene-editing tool, CRISPR Cas-9 to target and identify the genomic sequences of the novel coronavirus in the samples of suspected individuals. IGIB is the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research's (CSIR) premier laboratory based in New Delhi. According to the report, the kit is similar to a portable paper strip test used to confirm pregnancy and does not require any different specialised skill to perform, and is relatively less-sophisticated. "We have been working on this tool for around two years. But, in late January, when the outbreak hit its peak in China, we began testing it to see if it can work for COVID-19. It took us around two months to come up with these results," said Debjyoti Chakraborty of IGIB. According to the scientist, unlike most of the rapid tests which require dedicated machinery, this can be performed using standard equipment available in every pathological laboratory. The team led by Souvik Maiti and Debjyoti Chakraborty is currently testing the kit in a patient cohort for its accuracy and sensitivity and hope to seek validation from a regulatory body of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) within a week. โ€ขWell done INDIAโ€ข ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ“ท: Team YS. #india #research #coronavirus #discovery #health #medicine #covid19

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