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‘Feluda’ A COVID-19 Test Strip---By CSIR-IGIB

Published on April 25, 2020
Current Context: The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research’s Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB), New Delhi has developed a low-cost COVID-19 test strip named ‘Feluda’.
‘Feluda’ A COVID-19 Test Strip---By CSIR-IGIB

  • It’s a paper-based strip and detects the new coronavirus within an hour and thus proves to be helpful in rapid checking and testing of doubtful patients of COVID-19 infection.
  • The test uses the cutting-edge gene-editing tool- Crispr-Cas9 to target and identify the genomic sequences of the novel coronavirus in the samples of suspected individuals.
  • It carries out the test at around Rs500 only.


Q.1 Which organization has developed a COVID-19 test strip called ‘Feluda’? 
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