Mylab, Hemex Health partner to develop diagnostic solutions for Point-of-Care testing – ET HealthWorld

Mylab Discovery Solutions on Monday said it has partnered with US-based Hemex Health to develop next-generation diagnostic solutions for point-of-care (POC) testing of coronavirus and other diseases. Generally, point-of-care testing refers to any tests that are performed on a patient at the site where care or treatment is provided and results are typically available relatively quickly. Under the technology partnership, Mylab will develop test assays and Hemex will provide its Gazelle POC testing platform and expertise, the companies said in a joint statement. The portable diagnostic device and tests assays…

ICMR approves Mylab’s Covid-19 self-testing kit CoviSelf, issues home testing advisory – ET HealthWorld

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Wednesday approved self-use Rapid Antigen Test for Covid-19 developed by molecular diagnostics company. Named CoviSelf (PathoCatch), the indigenously developed test has been designed for home testing and is advisable only for symptomatic individuals and people who came in contact with lab-tested Covid positive patients, stated the advisory issued by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for Covid-19 home testing using the RAT kit. The list of advisory noted that Individuals who test positive may be considered as true positives and all symptomatic…

Mylab rolls out fleet of RT-PCR testing mobile labs – ET HealthWorld

To increase RT-PCR testing amidst the second wave of coronavirus in India, molecular biology company Mylab Discovery Solutions has rolled out its fleet of ICMR-approved and NABL certified mobile testing labs. With as low as 2 technicians, each mobile lab can undertake 1500 to 3000 tests per day and allows to process samples 24 hours continuously, claimed the Pune –based company. The mobile vans are powered by automated Compact XL machines which tests 3 times faster than the conventional labs due to parallel processing and automated handling. Speaking about the…

Pharma Inc sets sights on monkeypox vax – ET HealthWorld

At least eight Indian companies are seeking to develop a vaccine against monkeypox, said people with knowledge of the matter. Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII), Reliance Life Sciences, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, Biological E and two state-owned units – Mumbai-based Haffkine Institute and Indian Immunologicals Ltd – are among those that have come forward to join hands with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to develop vaccines, said the people cited above. ICMR had earlier invited expressions of interest (EoIs) from vaccine manufacturers as well as manufacturers of diagnostic…

At-home Covid testing kits to be available in 3-4 days: ICMR – ET HealthWorld

At-home Covid-19 tests should be available in the market in the next three to four days, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said on Thursday. While speaking at a press briefing in Delhi, Dr Balram Bhargava, Director General of the ICMR informed that results for home Covid testing will be processed and delivered through a mobile application. “Step 1 is that you buy the test kit from a chemist, Step 2 – download the mobile app. Step 3- conduct the test at home. Step 4 – click a mobile…

Rapid Antigen tests advised only for symptomatic people, immediate contacts of Covid positive patients: ICMR – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi , May 19 (ANI): The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Wednesday said that only symptomatic individuals and immediate contacts of Covid-19 positive patients are advised for home testing by Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT). “Home testing by RAT is advised only in symptomatic individuals and immediate contacts of laboratory-confirmed positive cases. Indiscriminate testing is not advised. Home testing should be conducted as per the procedure described by the manufacturer in the user manual (pictorial and video link of the user manual is provided below against the name…