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Testing Kit developed by ICMR detects Omicron within 2 Hours

The kit was designed by a team of ICMR scientists from the Regional Medical Research Centre for the Northeast region led by Dr. Biswajyoti Borkakoty.The kit is now being produced on a bulk basis by the West Bengal-based GCC Biotech on a public-private partnership model.

Omicron ward in a hospital in India Photograph Credits — NDTV

A new testing kit has been developed by The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) that can detect the new Omicron COVID-19 variant within two hours. Usually, it takes three to four days to detect the Omicron variant in infected people.

The kit was designed by a team of ICMR scientists from the Regional Medical Research Centre for the Northeast region led by Dr. Biswajyoti Borkakoty.
The kit is now being produced on a bulk basis by the West Bengal-based GCC Biotech on a public-private partnership model.

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