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Article Writer-   Minakshi  Kumari, MSc. Biotechnology , RCA, Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology ,Udaipur, Rajsthan(India)

Coronavirus, a single-stranded RNA virus, has led to the worldwide death of half millions of people and millions of positive cases. At the present method of testing a person infected by coronavirus by the kit is time-consuming which is estimated of approximately 250 persons a day because all processes are done manually. To test in a time-efficient manner, IISER (PUNE) has developed automated Ribonucleic acid (RNA) extractor. The RNA extractor so developed tests 100 samples in an hour with minimal intervention of human personnel. Testing a person infected by this novel coronavirus is very essential to check it’s spread and for this, this advanced research by IISER in the field of testing would prove very crucial.

References:

https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/pune/with-automated-rna-extractor-iiser-to-scale-up-covid-19-testing-6507565/lite/

https://infonews.news/with-automated-rna-extractor-iiser-to-scale-up-covid-19-testing