Explained: FELUDA paper strip test for coronavirus
FELUDA is an acronym for FNCAS9 Editor-Limited Uniform Detection Assay. It uses CRISPR-Cas technology for the detection of genes specific to SARS-CoV-2 virus. See more
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Sunday said the rollout of the Feluda Covid-19 test will happen in the near future. Vardhan made the announcement while responding to a volley of questions fielded by his social media interactors on the fifth See more
The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), one of the first publicly-funded Science & Technology (S&T) research organisations in India, turns 79 today. CSIR has played a crucial role in shaping the developments of modern Indian society, and the Covid-19 pandemic is no exception See more
The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) on Saturday gave approval for the commercial launch of India's first Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR) coronavirus test 'Feluda', developed by the Tata Group and CSIR-IGIB See more
Jammu-based CSIR-IIIM has devised a novel, simpler and cost-effective diagnostic kit for rapid testing of large numbers of suspected Coronavirus-infected people and has approached ICMR for its evaluation and approval, IIIM director said on Sunday. The new Reverse Transcriptase-Loop Mediated Isothermal ... See more
To speed up testing as well as improve the accuracy of testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) positive cases, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is working on developing "mega labs" where large machines, called Next Generation Sequencing machines (NGS), which are also used for sequencing human genomes, will be repurposed to seque... See more
CSIR is uniquely placed as an S&T organization to deliver these at this critical juncture, having proven expertise in sequencing (first human genome sequencing), diagnostics for rare genetic diseases and being the fountain head of generic industry in the country.
CSIR has advantageously positioned itself to pursue the focused R&D to develop, integrate, scale-up, and deploy necessary technological interventions for combating Coronavirus pandemic in the country. Considering the multifarious problems created by coronavirus which require interventions in several areas and multi-pronged strategy, CSIR has set up five technology verticals for addressing the emerging situation due to pandemic.
These verticals are need based and span multiple research labs and disciplines and draw upon the strength of scientists, students and harness it for the fight against COVID-19. In addition, CSIR is also working on promoting rural employment and providing ready to eat food to migrants and other outreach programs.
CSIR being aware that the task is formidable and cannot be accomplished alone, is working in close synergy with other government departments, ministries and agencies on one hand and on the other is hand with Industry, MSMEs and others for scale up, delivery and implementation.
CSIR is working with various industries to develop technologies and products to fight against COVID-19. View all the Technologies & Products
A dynamic forum for exchanging views, opinions, experiences, and popular insights into developments, technologies & techniques related to COVID-19. Goto CSIR Covid19 Blog
CSIR calls for R&D Proposals from Industry and Start Ups under NMITLI Scheme for breakthrough technological interventions against COVID-19
List of projects selected against CSIR-NMITLI Call for Proposals for tackling COVID-19 Click here
CSIR's Societal Programs for mitigating Coronavirus Pandemic
Recent videos showcasing CSIR's work on COVID-19
A Short Video of CSIR Fights COVID-19
An Overview of Rational Drug Design by Dr. Shekhar Mande, DG CSIR and Secretary, DSIR
'Swasth Vayu' Non invasive ventilator for COVID 19 patients
DG CSIR Highlights CSIRs Fight Against Covid19
DG CSIR talking about CSIR initiatives in the fight against Covid19
Covid-19 vaccine update - India's CSIR testing anti leprosy Mw vaccine
CSIR has its presence across India in the form of 38 laboratories working in difference technologies and sector. More details can be sought on CSIR website
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