Amidst the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, the Technology Development Board (TDB), an autonomous body of the Department of Science & Technology, has contributed to India’s fight against COVID-19 by providing financial assistance support to Indian industries for the commercialization of indigenous technology.
One such company supported by TDB is M/s Mylab Discovery Solutions Pvt Ltd., Pune, which is ramping up the production of a real-time PCR (RT-PCR) based diagnostic kit that screens and detects COVID-19 from samples of people who display flu-like symptoms. RT-PCR is considered the gold standard for identification and confirmation of COVID-19 cases. M/s Mylab Discovery solutions Pvt. Ltd., Pune was the first company in India to receive validation from ICMR for its Pathodetect™ kit.