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Funding for developing nasal passage gel approved 

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  • April 9, 2020
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Funding for developing nasal passage gel approved 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Health; GS – III – Science and Technology

In News:

  • 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. 

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