Mylab company will ramp up its home-based covid test kit to 10 crore units per week
Bengaluru: Test kits by Mylab Discovery Solutions will go a long way in helping those suffering from symptoms in remaining home and isolating themselves.
Now, the Pune-based company has said that it can ramp up the production to 100 million units per week over the next four-six weeks based on demand, reports Livemint.
It is backed by vaccine maker Serum Institute of India (SII)’s chief executive Adar Poonawalla, Mylab is gearing to start production of as many as seven million test kits next week alone, with the plans to start shipping within the next few days.
Mylab’s chief executive Rahul Patil was quoted as saying, “Any individual without any technical expertise can perform the test. And our objective is to make sure it reaches villages as well.”
He also added that the company can raise the weekly production to 10 million in the next two weeks.
It was last week that ICMR had approved the company’s at-home rapid antigen test (RAT) for COVID-19 received regulatory approval from the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) just last week. ICMR had then said, “Home testing by RAT is advised only in symptomatic individuals and immediate contacts of laboratory-confirmed positive cases. Indiscriminate testing is not advised.”
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Last Updated May 24, 2021, 1:48 PM IST