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IIT Kharagpur develops unique portable device for coronavirus COVID-19 rapid tests

IIT Kharagpur has developed a novel portable rapid diagnostic device for quick testing of coronavirus in less than 60 minutes that will reportedly cost around Rs 400 per test.

The entire rapid test can be conducted in an ultra-low-cost portable device with the test results being available on a customized smartphone application.

The device is capable of conducting the detection of the viral genomic RNA in an ultra-low-cost portable enclosure as an alternative to highly expensive RT-PCR machine.

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