COVID-19 Research

Title :

Molecular Beacons-based detection of novel SARS-CoV-2

Area of research :

COVID-19 Research, Life Sciences & Biotechnology

Focus area :

COVID -19 Diagnostics

Principal Investigator :

Dr Sandeep Saxena, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi

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Executive Summary :

This project aims to use nucleic acid sequence-based amplification (NASBA) for diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infections. In this technique, SARS-CoV-2 genomic RNA will be amplified by the sequential action of reverse transcriptase, RNase H and T7 RNA polymerase.


A simple, one-step diagnostic technique that can be completed in two hours.

Organizations involved