Funding for developing nasal passage gel approved
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Health; GS – III – Science and Technology
- Department of Science and Technology (DST) has approved funding for Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering, IIT Bombay.
- The team from the department shall develop a gel that can be applied to nasal passage.
- It will capture and inactivate novel corona virus, the causative agent of COVID-19.
- This solution will ensure the safety of health workers.
- It can lead to reduction in community transmission of COVID-19.