The Scientists at Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research(CSIR-IGIB)has developed ”Feluda” a low-cost coronavirus test strip It is developed by Debojyoti Chakraborty and Souvik Maiti & the total time required for the test is less than an hour. Test gets its name after the detective character in legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray’s stories Why is it named as feluda? It 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. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and University of California, Berkeley also use CRISPR, but with different technologies, they have named the tests as ”Detector” and ”Sherlock”, so Feluda was named as an Indian version. About CRISPR: CRISPR technology recognises specific genetic sequences and cuts them in a short time. It is a powerful technique that worked in detecting the Zika virus too.
CSIR-IGIB scientists develops ”Feluda” a low-cost coronavirus test strip
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