Mylab Discovery Solutions Pvt Ltd, a Pune-based molecular diagnostics company, has developed the first made-in-India test kit for COVID-19. The kit was developed in a record period of six weeks.
♦ Mylab PathoDetect COVID-19 Qualitative PCR kit received commercial approval from the Indian Food and Drug Administration (FDA)/Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO).
♦ The cost of a single kit is Rs.80,000. It can test 100 patients.
♦ Mylab has become the first Indian company to have achieved 100% sensitivity and specificity in the ICMR evaluation.
♦ The COVID- 19 kit has been made as per the World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.
♦ The company has assured that it can produce 1 to 1.5 lakh test kits in a week.