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Agappe Chitra Magna by SCTIMST

Agappe Chitra Magna by SCTIMST

  • Recently, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST) has introduced a magnetic nanoparticle-based RNA extraction kit named as “Agappe Chitra Magna“. it will be used during testing for detection of COVID-19. the kit was evolved by SCTIMST with the help of Agappe Diagnostics Ltd.

Key Points

  • The RNA extraction kit has got the approval of validation from National Institute of Virology for COVID-19 RNA isolation.
  • The kit would play an important role for RNA extraction for RT-LAMP, RT-qPCR, RT-PCR and moreover, to detect SARS-COV-2.using isothermal and PCR based protocols
  • In order to capture the RNA from the patient sample, kit will use an innovative technology that will help for isolating RNA using magnetic nanoparticles.
  • The cost of Local-Made Chitra Magna kit will be around 150 rupee which is cheaper from imported kits.

Established – 1976
President – V. K. Saraswat
Director – Dr. Asha Kishore
Location – Thiruvananthapuram


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