Saline Gargle RT-PCR technique
Part of: GS Prelims
In News: In a notable step forward in India’s fight against COVID-19, Nagpur-based National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) has transferred the know-how of indigenously developed Saline Gargle RT-PCR technique, used for testing COVID-19 samples.
- The Saline Gargle RT-PCR technology is simple, fast, cost-effective, patient-friendly and comfortable
- It also provides instant test results and is well-suited for rural and tribal areas, given minimal infrastructure requirements.
- The transfer of knowhow would enable the innovation to be commercialized and licensed to all capable parties, including private, government and various rural development schemes and departments. This will lead to commercial production in the form of easily usable compact kits in the light of the prevailing pandemic situation and probable third wave of COVID-19.
News Source: PIB