Tata group to launch India’s first CRISPR COVID-19 check

Mumbai, September 19

Tata group on Saturday stated it had acquired approval from the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) for the industrial launch of the nation’s first CRISPR COVID-19 check.

This check makes use of an indigenously developed CRISPR know-how for the detection of the genomic sequence of SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 illness, Tata Sons stated in a press release.

The Tata CRISPR check is the world’s first diagnostic check to deploy a specifically tailored Cas9 protein to efficiently detect the virus inflicting COVID-19, stated the corporate.

The check achieves accuracy ranges of conventional RT-PCR checks, with faster turnaround time, cheaper gear, and higher ease of use, stated the corporate.

Moreover, CRISPR is a futuristic know-how that can be configured for detection of a number of different pathogens sooner or later.  

This marks a major achievement for the Indian scientific group, transferring from analysis and growth to a high-accuracy, scalable and dependable check in lower than 100 days, it added.

Tata group has labored with CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology and Indian Council of Medical Research to create a high-quality check that may assist the nation ramp up Covid-19 testing rapidly and economically, with a ‘Made in India’ product that’s secure, dependable, inexpensive, and accessible, stated the corporate.

“The approval for the Tata CRISPR check for COVID-19 will strengthen the nation’s efforts in combating the worldwide pandemic. The commercialisation of the Tata CRISPR check displays the large R&D expertise within the nation, which may collaborate to remodel India’s contributions to the worldwide healthcare and scientific analysis world,” stated TATA Medical and Diagnostics CEO Girish Krishnamurthy. PTI

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