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Jul 13, 2020

VNIR Biotech launches fluorescence probes & PCR mix for RT-PCR detection of COVID-19

Bengaluru based, VNIR Biotechnologies, a spinoff by Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) has launched indigenous fluorescence probes and Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) mix for RT-PCR detection of COVID-19.

The molecular probes developed by VNIR Biotechnologies will be used in COVID-19 test kits in the country. 

PCR based test kit has three critical components, the oligos, enzymes and molecular probes.

The molecular probes used in COVID 19 tests, are currently, only imported.

VNIR has innovated synthesis protocols for molecular probes, which will be useful for PCR based COVID-19 testing. The company is in the process of filing for the protection of its process innovation.

VNIR’s Research and Development effort in line with the Make-In-India and Aatmanirbhar Bharat missions of the Government of India are meant to contribute to self-reliance in COVID-19 testing.

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