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Tata MD launches COVID Express RT-PCR testing solutions

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Tata MD XF with a portable and fast qPCR analyzer can process 300-400 samples in 2 hours using five lines. Tata MD CHECK RT-PCR Fast 3Gene using 5 qPCR instruments (96 wells) can process 450 samples in 2 hours

Tata MD has announced that it has indigenously developed the COVID testing solutions that will significantly boost India’s COVID testing capacity.

Tata MD COVID Express RT PCR solution consists of:

  • Tata MD CHECK XF, a 3-Gene RT-PCR kit that is RNA extraction free and uses fast amplification protocol combined with a portable and fast qPCR analyzer. The solution has a processing time of just one hour. And can process 30 samples per batch per machine. The kit is approved by ICMR with 95%+ sensitivity and 100% specificity.
  • Tata MD CHECK RT-PCR Fast 3 Gene is a 3-Gene RT-PCR kit that uses fast amplification protocol and hence has a processing time of 90 minutes. And can process 90 samples per batch per machine. The kit can be used in existing qPCR instruments. It is approved by ICMR with 100 per cent sensitivity and 100 per cent specificity.

Both these kits use 3-Genes that are variant proof.

Girish Krishnamurthy, CEO, Tata Medical & Diagnostics said, “These express testing solutions can be applied in multiple areas where quick, high volume, and reliable testing is required such as airports and events”

Tata MD XF with a portable and fast qPCR analyzer can process 300-400 samples in 2 hours using five lines. Tata MD CHECK RT-PCR Fast 3Gene using 5 qPCR instruments (96 wells) can process 450 samples in 2 hours.

The company said its new Tata MD CHECK Express PCR testing solution has been in use at the Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru, since early this month.

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