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India Positive: IIT Guwahati Develops Affordable Diagnostic Kits For COVID-19

Jun 25, 2020 02:42 PM IST India India

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati has developed high quality and affordable Viral Transport Media (VTM), RT-PCR and RNA isolation kits. The VTM kits are designed for safe collection, transportation, and culture of nasal and oral swab. Samples can be stored upto 72 hours at refrigerated temperatures using the VTM kits, according to IIT Guwahati.
The kits have been officially launched by Assam Health And Family Welfare Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.