COVID-19 Research

Title :

COVID-19 scan (development of novel platform for the detection of SARS–CoV-2)

Area of research :

COVID-19 Research, Life Sciences & Biotechnology

Focus area :

SARS–CoV-2 Diagnostics

Principal Investigator :

Sonu Gandhi, Scientist, National Institute of Animal Biotechnology (NIAB), Faridabad

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Executive Summary :

This study hypothesises that Point-of-care (POC) diagnosis is the primary strategy towards the overarching goal of SARS-CoV-2 control and elimination. The hypothesis is based on using RBD/spike protein of SARS-CoV-2 as a target for diagnosis using specific peptide, aptamer, and antibody.


1. Availability of reagents for development of diagnostic assays. 2. Availability of proof-of-concept devices for detection of virus antigen or antibody.

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