Pune based Mylab Discovery Solutions Pvt Ltd has developed India's first indigenous COVID19 testing kit that has been approved by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). A single kit costs Rs 80,000 & can test 100 patients.
The Indian government till now has been importing RT-PCR kits from Germany and Switzerland. This move will help the government reduce its dependency on foreign. We can produce 1 to 1.5 lakh tests in a week, we are trying to increase our production for the public. These kits cost 1/4th the price that the imported kits are being sold for: Ranjit Desai, Scientist at Mylab Discovery Solutions Pvt Ltd-ANI