The India’s pharmaceutical company Cipla has launched its real-time coronavirus testing kit, ‘ViraGen’ a week ago in Indian market. Now the COVID-19 self testing kit is available to the public in the market from today, the company said.
ViraGen is a real-time based coronavirus infection detection kit approved by the ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research). It works based on multiplex PCR technology. So those who have any suspected symptoms of COVID 19 can undergo corona test simply by sitting at home with the help of this kit. Persons who came in contact with people infected with the corona can also use this kit to test the presence of the virus. The cost for a single unit of Viragen self testing kit is Rs 75 excluding all the taxes for vendors. Each Viragen kit will have 96 testing units and it costs Rs 7,500 excluding the taxes.