GUWAHATI:’Produced in Assam‘ world class and cheap viral transport media or VTM kits, that would be the earliest stop source utilized to accumulate the oral and nasal swab specimens in the individual origin to the lab for testing and culture, manufactured by IIT Guwahati are used to use at the country from Wednesday.
The”SPILD” VTM kits manufactured in IIT Guwahati, include an extensive solution specially devised for its collection and transportation of SARS-CoV-2. These kits include of a CDC recommended and supported transportation medium and one every Nasopharyngeal and Oropharyngeal specimen collection swabs. The comprehensive package is acceptable for the collection, transportation, maintenance, and longterm freezer storage of specimens that are viral,” an announcement from IIT Guwahati explained.
“The exceptional formula of the transportation medium aids in maintaining the viability of germs to get around 72 hours (at refrigerated temperatures). The swabs are designed left with a pre-molded breakpoint in their rotating shaft for allowing secure sampling, the announcement added.
Along with this sterile”SPILD” VTM kits that the institute has also grown”SPILD” RNA isolation kits and”SPILD” RT-PCR kits together with RR Animal Healthcare Ltd. that are critical to isolate the RNA out of Covid-19 virus. ) The large scale manufacturing of all of these kits has started to satisfy with the need of the Assam State and will be made accessible across the nation.
Based on a statement from IIT Guwahati,”Because of the enormous demand for these kits along with the high cost associated in their own timely procurement, the National Health Mission (NHM), Assam had approached IIT Guwahati due to their procurement and development. The asked kits were under development period and on understanding the instant requirement of those kits at high volume, the study teams headed by Prof. Parameswar Krishnan lyer, Prof. Siddhartha Sankar Ghosh in IIT Guwahati and Dr. Labanyamoy Kole of RR Animal produced these kits according to the criteria laid down from the GMCH and have delivered them 950 VTM kits, and that have been analyzed and affirmed.”
“The’Made in Assam/India’kits can spur economical and higher excellent health care products advancement in Assam and provide accessibility to world-class kits and product development in addition to career opportunities to health care professionals and pupil and also an important step at PM’s’Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan“, the announcement added.
Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma following launch the kits on Wednesday said,”Assam was successfully leading the struggle against Covid-19 pandemic and our efforts have gone a very long way in containing this disorder in the entire NE area. We would like to recognize and contain this disorder at an early stage and it’s crucial that we’ve got all of the significant kits and materials to ensure our frontline health care workers and physicians that are doing a commendable job don’t face any barriers. We’re extremely satisfied with this item development and start of the VTM and other kits”
Talking about this timely and remarkable advancement, Prof. T. G. Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati, stated,”IT Guwahati is grateful to Shri Himanta Biswa Sarma for launch these VIM kits, especially created by IITG on petition by the state authorities.”
He included that IITG was at the forefront in this struggle against COVID-19 and continues to be encouraging the Assam state government in this period of pandemic. On receiving the petition from Director, NHM to supply those VIM kits, the magician instantly acted upon this petition and started production of those sterile and economical VIM kits and also the first batch have been delivered into GMCH.
“IITG is leaving no stone unturned in creating the nation self-reliance (Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan) according to the Hon’ble Prime Minister and can be fostering relationships with the sector in health care products production in Assam,” the manager said.
RR Animal Health Care Limited (MSME) is currently a Research Oriented Indian MNC, currently centered at Research Park, IIT Guwahati with significant focus in Animal and Human Health maintenance specialities, with a belief that the continuing idea of 75percent of those emerging diseases in humans might have been originated from creatures and now is the time for the Health scientists to function coherently for enhancing human health and to contribute within an integrated effort towards”Human-Animals Plants” at”One Planet-One Health and we’re One”.