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    23rd Oct, 2020

  • It is a diagnostic machine for COVID-19 detection.
  • Developed at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur.
  • The machine can be developed at a cost of less than ? 5000/- with a minimal infrastructural requirement.
  • The testing process in this new machine is completed within an hour.
  • The machine employs an isothermal nucleic acid amplification method.
  • Once the sample was processed in the machine after being mixed with solutions developed by the IIT team, treated paper strips — similar to the pregnancy strips — are dipped into it, and the emergence of coloured lines will depict the presence of the virus.

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