Indian scientists have discovered a kit that can detect corona faster and more accurately than rapid antigen tests. Made with inexpensive paper in production, this kit can give results similar to pregnancy tests. It is named after Satyajit Ray’s famous detective character ‘Feluda’. The idea is that this kit will bring serious changes to the corona test. The British media BBC reported this.
Feluda can announce the results of a sample test in just 45 minutes. It costs Rs 500 per kit. One of the advantages of Feluda’s case is that Kovid test results can be obtained very quickly. That is, you do not have to wait long for the report. The cost of testing is very low.
The kit will be manufactured by the Indian industrial conglomerate Tata. Feluda will be the world’s first kit made of test paper available in the market.
Indian scientists say India’s CRISPR ‘Feluda’ can quickly and correctly change color to identify Kovid-19 victims from rapid antigen tests. They say that this can be a cheaper, faster and easier alternative to RT-PCR for corona detection.
With a specially constructed strip paper strip ‘, this test kit can detect if a person is infected with Kovid within minutes. On 19 September, the Drug Controller General of India approved the commercial use of the test kit.
It was created by two Bengali scientists Shouvik Maiti and Devjyoti Chakravarty. Both work at the Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research.
IGIB director Anurag Aggarwal said that its work begins with a simple real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), which is the extraction of ribonucleic acid (RNA) and deoxyribonucleic acid (deoxyribonucleic acid).
The technique can detect specific sequences of DNA within a gene. It uses a type of enzyme. Innovative scientists claim that in a very short time it is able to identify the genetic material of the virus. A very small number of viral nucleic acids (less viral RNA) as well as single nucleotide variants can be detected.
The CRISPR technique was tested to identify the genomic sequence of SARIS Cove-2 virus. As seen in the case of a normal pregnancy test (pregnancy kit). Like a pregnancy bandage, if the corona is present, its color changes. As a result, expensive equipment is not required to detect the corona.