TB and MDR-TB diagnosis goes the Make in India way Vicky Pathare.
Vicky Pathare, September 29, 2017
India, with its high tuberculosis (TB) and multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) burden, has long been lookingfor an affordable, high-sensitivity test to be used in the most peripheral health facilities with least technical complexity...Read more
Cheaper, indigenous TB test enters final validation phase.
R. Prasad, July 01, 2017
Truenat MTB is being tested in 100 microscopy centres in 10 States A cheaper, indigenously developed molecular diagnostic test for drug-sensitive and rifampicin-resistant TB is entering the final leg of performance validation and operational feasibility testing...Read more
Indigenous kit may cut TB test cost by 50%, trials underway.
Umesh Isalkar and Ekatha Ann John, June 29, 2017
Scientists from the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) are working on an indigenous DNA-based sputum test for tuberculosis (TB) and drug resistant TB, which will bring down the cost of TB test by at least half...Read more