Pune based company Mylab Discovery Solutions Pvt Ltd created first made-in-India test kits for COVID-19. Their test kits also got approval from the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO). The test kit is developed in just 6-weeks and is named “Mylab PathoDetect COVID-19 Qualitative PCR kit.”
“With an emphasis on ‘Make in India’ and support from local and central government, the Covid- 19 kits have been made as per WHO/CDC guidelines. It was developed and evaluated in record time,” Hasmukh Rawal, MD of molecular diagnostics company Mylab Discovery Solutions, said to media.
The Mylab test kit would cost nearly one-fourth of the current procurement cost. The further company claimed that its one test kit can test up to 100 patients. It can detect symptoms with 2.5 hours in comparison to 7-hours by existing test kits. Mylab said it can manufacture up to 100k test kits in a week.