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India's first Mobile Virology Diagnostics and Research Laboratory inaugurated in Hyderabad

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  • Published
    29th Apr, 2020

Unique and first of its kind facility in the country, a Mobile Virology Diagnostics and Research Laboratory has been inaugurated in Hyderabad at the ESI medical college.

  • Unique and first of its kind facility in the country, a Mobile Virology Diagnostics and Research Laboratory has been inaugurated in Hyderabad at the ESI medical college.
  • It has been developed by Defence Research and Development Organization- DRDO in association with ESIC Hospital, Hyderabad and Private industry.
  • The Bio safety level-3 laboratory can test thousand samples for Corona virus daily and can scale up to 2000 in future. The laboratory also has a facility to trial drugs and conduct research on Corona virus.
  • The laboratory has been developed in less than two weeks. The laboratory can expand its operations in future and can be moved easily to anywhere in the country.
  • The Mobile Viral Research Lab is the combination of a BSL 3 lab and a BSL 2 lab essential to carry out the activities. The labs are built as per WHO and ICMR Bio-safety standards to meet international guidelines.
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