India and Israel to work on rapid test
Part of: GS Mains II – India and Israel ties; International Relations
- Israeli Defence Ministry research and development team and DRDO to develop rapid testing for COVID19 in under 30 seconds.
- Israeli team to bring breakthrough emerging Israeli technologies for combating COVID19 and support India’s response to the outbreak.
Do you know?
- The technologies to be tested in India include an artificial intelligence based online voice test and breathalyser test, isothermal testing and testing using polyamino acids.
- Isothermal testing allows detection of the virus in a saliva sample with the help of a chemical reaction and produces a result within 30 minutes, while testing using Polyamino acids too detects virus proteins in a saliva sample in a few minutes.