India Will Soon Have A Cheaper, Indigenous Diagnostic Tool For TB

Published: Mar 09, 2016

India will soon have its own diagnostic tool for Tuberculosis (TB), likely to be made available in a year, Director-General of Indian Council of Medical research(ICMR) Soumya Swaminathan said on the sidelines of the 17th International Congress on Infectious Diseases (ICID) in Hyderabad Sunday, the Press Trust of India reported.

"A Bengaluru-based company has made the new diagnostic tool which is going to be more point-of-care and we hope it will be as good as GeneXpert test— the current diagnostic tool for TB, suitable for use in disease-endemic countries, according to World Health Organization(WHO)," the ICMR chief said.

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