A diagnostic test of COVID-19 named India’s most famous detective. Not only this, recently the Drug Controller General of India had received permission for the commercial rollout. Not only this, but the Drugs Controller General of India on Saturday also ordered the launch of Feluda.
All about New COVID-19 test
This experiment uses state-of-the-art CRISPR technology specifically designed to determine the genetic sequence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The Tata CRSPR test achieves the same level of accuracy as traditional RT-PCR tests in terms of turnaround time, equipment, and ease of use.
According to CSIR, the Tata CRSPR test is the world’s first diagnostic test to successfully transplant a specially designed CAS9 protein to successfully detect the virus that causes COVID-19.
CRISPR is also a technology that can be configured to detect several other pathogens in the future. “The Tata Group has been working closely with CSIR-IGIB and ICMR to improve the rapid and cost-effective testing of COVID-19, a safe, reliable, low-cost Indian product with easy access.
How does its working process
CRISPR is a genetic modification technology for diagnosis. This technology was developed by CSIR-IGIB (Institute of Genetics and Integrated Biology). This test can reduce the cost of testing – the real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) currently used requires hundreds of thousands of machines, and the cost of testing in a private laboratory is limited to Rs 4,500. The price of this “Feluda” test is about 500 rupees. It can also be used in a similar way to a pregnancy test strip, which is usually printed
“This strip looks like a pregnancy test strip and doesn’t require any special skills or equipment like other PCR-based tests.” The most important part is to be one hundred percent accurate.
Why the test was named Feluda
Feluda is technically a short evaluation program for uniform detection involving FNCAS9 editors. Yes, it got its name from the famous Bengali detective Feluda in the novels of the writer Satyajit Ray. According to sources, Dr. Debojoti Chakraborty described himself as a fan of Satyajit Ray, and the man who found his name was his wife. For those who don’t know, there is some content here.
Prodosh Chandra Mitter, also known as Faluda, is a Bengali private detective. In the novel, Feluda will continue a series of adventures with her cousin Tapesh Ranjan Mitra or Topshe and the fun but beloved Lal Mohan Babu.
For decades, Feluda and her two friends began to touch the hearts of Bengali literary lovers during criminal investigations in various parts of the country. Feluda is also known for her cunning mind and magical reactions. His ability to solve crimes really quickly. Therefore, CSIR scientists may have decided to name the Yin Rapid Covid-19 test after him.
Scientists from other countries, such as Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), have tested the method and are developing it for the first time in India.