DIPCOVAN: DRDO develops indigenous Covid-19 antibody detection kit

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DIPCOVAN: DRDO develops indigenous Covid-19 antibody detection kit

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed a Covid-19 antibody detection kit named DIPCOVAN in association with Delhi-based Vanguard Diagnostics Pvt Ltd.

  • the DIPCOVAN kit will be sold across India from June first week for Rs 75 each.
  • The kit will be useful to assess previous SARS-CoV-2 exposure.
  • The kit has a shelf life of 18 months.
  • The DISPOVAN kit can detect both spikes as well as nucleocapsid (N) protein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus with a high sensitivity of 97 percent and specificity of 99 percent.

DIPCOVAN

What is DIPCOVAN?

DIPCOVAN is a kit that is intended for the qualitative detection of IgG antibodies in human serum or plasma, targeting SARS-CoV-2 related antigens.

What will DIPCOVAN be used for?

The kit will be useful to assess previous SARS-CoV-2 exposure. it can also detect both spikes as well as nucleocapsid (N) protein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus with a high sensitivity of 97% and specificity of 99%.

How much will DIPCOVAN cost?

the DIPCOVAN kit will be sold in the country from June first week for Rs 75 each.

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