New Test Kits for Dengue, Hepatitis Developed

by Medindia Content Team on  January 13, 2007 at 6:35 PM Indian Health News   - G J E 4
New Test Kits for Dengue, Hepatitis Developed
New Delhi: Science and Technology Minister Kapil Sibal Friday unveiled two test kits that can diagnose dengue and Hepatitis-C diseases in just an hour.

The kits, developed by the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) here, use specially designed synthetic antigens and can accurately detect the diseases.

Sibal said both kits use antigens and produce a visually readable signal that makes it easy for early diagnosis. "The price of these kits would be half the price of available kits."

Based on the signals, a patient can be classified as 'sero positive' or 'sero negative' for the infections.

The uniqueness of the kits is that they would not give false results.

The minister said the antigens had to be earlier imported at exorbitant rates and were of unsure quality. The technology for the synthetic antigens had been developed with financial support from the Department of Biotechnology and transferred to Tulip Group of Companies, based in Goa.

Source: IANS

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions
i want details about infection of dengue fever and free animation slides by creating awarness to public
guest Tuesday, January 23, 2007

You May Also Like