FDA provides emergency use authorization to PerkinElmer for COVID-19 testing
PerkinElmer’sRT-PCR testis marketed as an in vitro diagnostic (IVD) device by meeting the requirements of the European In Vitro Diagnostic Directive (IVDD) and is available in over 30 countries worldwide.
5 things India can do to scale up Covid Testing
Covid is a pandemic like never before in our lifetimes, it needs quick intervention by government and is also a clarion call for our innovators to create, and the government to certify and build internal capability for the entire chain of testing. By any conservative estimate we need to test 1-2% of the population(15-30 million tests) at a minimum before a vaccine or cure is discovered over the next year, suggests Ms Anu Acharya, Founder & CEO of MapmyGenome, Hyderabad.
Two new Covid-19 detection kits approved for testing in India
India’s drug regulator, CDSCO has allowed commercial use of two new COVID-19 test kits, one Made in India by Pune-based startup Mylab Discovery Solutions and a kit made by German company, altona Diagnostics.