COVID-19: DCGI approves CSIR's paper-based testing kit
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research on September 20 informed that Drugs Controller General of India has approved CSIR's paper-based testing kit called Feluda for COVID-19.
They have experience of working in this particular area before COVID-19 and could repurpose the thing for COVID and developed a paper-based testing kit called Feluda and got formal approval from DCGA.
Mande further explained the functioning of the paper based test.
This paper-based test also detects RNA but by a CRISPR guided system.
The paper lights up if there is any virus RNA to show a sample is positive, in 45 minutes," he added.