This is an important development in the scientific community as it currently takes a minimum of 36 hours for targeted sequencing and four to five days for the whole-genome sequencing to detect the variant. Internal validation has shown that the tests are 100 per cent accurate. The kit is being synthesized in bulk based on ICMR-RMRC Dibrugarh’s design by a 100% make in India Kolkata-based biotech company GCC biotech in PPP mode.
Indian scientist prepares kit detecting Omicron variant within two hours
Regional Medical Research Centre The Institutes of Indian Council of Medical Research Dibrugarh (ICMR-RMRC) led by Senior Scientist Dr Biswajit Borkakoty has prepared a kit that enables detection of Omicron variant within two hours.