IIT KGP Foundation Supported COVID Test Kit Hits the Market
Information provided by IITKGP Foundation and IIT-Kharagpur/The KGP Chronicle (April 20, 2021)
IIT Kharagpur has successfully commercialized its flagship healthcare product-COVIRAP-the novel diagnostic technology for infectious diseases including COVID-19 and beyond. The product developed by lead researchers Professor Suman Chakraborty, Dr. Arindam Mondal and their research group has been licensed for commercialization to the Rapid Diagnostic Group of Companies, India and Bramerton Holdings LLC, USA.
Monetary support for this project was provided by IIT Kharagpur Foundation of USA and IIT Madras alumnus, Anand Rajaraman.
At a press conference at IIT Kharagpur on April 14, 2021, Ron Gupta, President of IIT Kharagpur Foundation, congratulated the entire KGP team for superb timely innovation and quick turn-around to market the product. The entire alumni population is looking forward to supporting IITKGP on similar research-market products, particularly those with large scale public impact.
Read the press release that the IITKGP Foundation of USA issued when COVIRAP received ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) Certification:
Read The KGP Chronicle article: Global Launch of COVIRAP--Nucleic acid-based Point-of-Care Diagnostic Device for COVID-19 and beyond