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IIT Kharagpur develops portable device to detect Covid-19


Team Udayavani, Jul 26, 2020, 12:28 PM IST

Researchers at IIT-Kharagpur have developed a portable device that can detect Covid-19 within an hour. The cost of one test will be around Rs 400

The entire rapid test can be conducted in an ultra-low-cost portable device with the test results being available on a customized smartphone application.

Also, the device has been proven to produce no false result with remarkable accuracy and sensitivity compatible to standard RT-PCR tests

The same portable unit can be used for a large number of tests on mere replacement of the paper cartridge after each test.

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