Paper Strip Test Covid-19 Test Gets Approval In India
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The whole world is still looking for the corona vaccine as the final solution for the worldwide pandemic which has brought economical, social havoc not only in superpower nations but across the globe.
Everyone is affected by it either directly or indirectly. With more than 100 projects going on for the search final and suitable corona vaccine, we have an interesting update on the corona test method which can prove to be the turning point.
In India too, just like other countries the search for the corona vaccine is going on and in midst of that, the Drug Controller General of India has made an important announcement which everyone shall listen as it is about life now.
In order to get an accurate overall report of the coronavirus status of a person, the economical and efficient paper-based paper strip test method has been given green signal that is it has been given the official permission. In this paper, strip search the corona report is generated within a span of half an hour. It is likewise suitable for most of the patients, especially the asymptomatic.
It has been developed by the research team of the Tata Group and the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). This strip paper, which accurately detects the corona test, has been named after Feluda Paper Strip Test for Covid-19. Let's know all the information related to Feluda paper-strip, which is very important for every common person to know.
What is the Feluda Covid-19 test after all?
Feluda is a short form of the FNCAS9 Editor Linked Uniform Detection Assay. According to the Indian Ministry of Science and Technology, Feluda is the world's first diagnostic test that uses the Cas9 protein to identify the virus. It is based on indigenous CRISPI gene-editing technology.
This testing process takes less time as compared to the RRT-PCR test. The device used in it is very cheap. According to CSIR, the Feluda test has been 96% sensitive and 98% specific in identifying novel coronavirus. This Covid test kit has been developed by Dr. Debjyoti Chakraborty and Sauvik Maitri, scientists of IGIB.
The Feluda test developed for the Covid-19 test is similar to the pregnancy strip test. This strip can also be used easily in path labs. According to Dr. Debojyoti Chakraborty, who produced it, Cas9 protein has been barcoded so that it can detect coronavirus sequence in the patient's genetic material.
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According to Chakraborty, the Cas9-SARS-CoV2 complex is subsequently poured onto a paper strip. There are two lines on this strip that tell whether Kovid-19 is there or not. If the patient is Kovid positive then the color will change.
The Feluda-CRISPR test takes place in a much shorter time than the RRT-PCR test. The Feluda test does not require any kind of machinery to know the real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain report.
According to doctors, there is no need for a team of people to do this test. The accuracy level of the Tata CRISPR probe is the same as the conventional RT-PCR test, but it results in a shorter time, lower cost, and is easier to use.
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