InvestorQ : What is the progress that Reliance Life Sciences has made on the COVID research front?
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What is the progress that Reliance Life Sciences has made on the COVID research front?

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Dhwani Mehta answered.
4 weeks ago


Reliance Life Sciences has recently developed an RT-PCR kit that promises diagnosis of COVID-19 infection in less than 2 hours. Current the chain reaction test for COVID-19 takes 24 hours to give the results of the diagnosis and that should compress substantially.

At Reliance Life Sciences the scientists had analysed more than 100 genomes of the SARS-CoV-2 sequenced and designed unique RT-PCR primers. The testing methodology of Reliance Life Sciences has also shown a high success rate.

The kit developed by the scientists at Reliance Life Sciences has already been validated by ICMR for satisfactory technical performance. However, this validity is not a certificate of usefulness or user-friendliness of the product.

The experiments have shown that the kit can easily detect the presence of E-gene, R-gene, of SARS COV2 virus. As checked and confirmed by the Indian Council for Medical Research or ICMR, the kit shows 98.7% sensitivity and 98.8% specificity in its results.