“Based on checks in over 2,000 sufferers throughout the trials on the Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB) and on testing in personal labs, the take a look at confirmed 96% sensitivity and 98% specificity,” he mentioned.
Developed by CSIR-IGIB, the paper strip take a look at has been authorised by the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) for a industrial launch.
The equipment has already been validated by the Department of Atomic Energy’s National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore. “While I can’t put a precise date on the provision, we should always count on this take a look at throughout the subsequent few weeks,” he added.
Named after Satyajit Ray’s famed detective, the Feluda take a look at, priced at Rs 500 can ship a end in 45 minutes.
The ‘Feluda’ take a look at strip has been invented by a staff led by two Bengali-origin scientists — Dr Souvik Maiti and Dr Debojyoti Chakraborty — on the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research’s Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB) in New Delhi.
It can be utilized in a manner much like being pregnant take a look at strips extensively accessible over-the-counter.