CSIR Fights COVID-19
CSIR-CEERI Repurposes Nitrogen Plant Facility for Oxygen Generation

The converted plant is based on the Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) technology and is equipped with a capacity of 2000-litre oxygen storage at 4.5 bar pressure.

LaCONES-CCMB Releases Guidelines for COVID-19 Testing in Zoo Animals

The guidelines provide detailed protocols that include pictorials and frequently asked questions for an easier understanding of those collecting samples for COVID testing in wildlife.

Game Changer: COVID-19 RT-PCR Testing through Gargling

The innovative method developed by CSIR-NEERI has also been commercialised for scaling up the product.

Europeans and South Asians have Different Genetic Correlations with COVID-19 Outcomes

With growing data, it is becoming quite clear that there are several factors including genetics, immunity and lifestyle are the contributing factors for COVID-19 susceptibility.

CSIR India and Laxai Life Sciences Initiate Clinical Trials of Promising Repurposed Drug Niclosamide for Treatment of COVID-19

Niclosamide has emerged as a promising drug candidate for clinical trial in COVID-19 patients.

Meril Manufactures Commercial kits for CCMB’s Dry Swab Direct RT-PCR Tests

CSIR-CCMB has tied up with Meril Diagnostics, for commercially scaling up the Dry Swab-based tests across diagnostic labs in the country.

Transfer of CSIR-CMERI technologies to three MSMEs

CSIR-CMERI transferred its Oxygen Concentrator Technology and High Flow Rate Iron Removal Plant Technology.

National Technology Day Function by CSIR-SERC

National Technology Day Lectures on the theme ‘Fight Against Covid-19  – Activities at CSIR Campus at Taramani’ by CSIR-SERC.

CSIR-CMERI Oxygen Enrichment Technology for the MSMEs to step in for an Oxygen Sufficient India

MSME-DI, Jaipur and CSIR-CMERI, Durgapur, jointly organised a webinar for the awareness of Oxygen related technologies.

CCMB offers training of ICMR-approved testing centres to adopt a faster COVID-19 testing method

CSIR-CCMB has offered to train ICMR-approved government as well as private COVID-19 testing centres to help them adopt the dry swab based direct RT-PCR method of COVID-19 testing.

AYUSH-64 found useful in the treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19 infection

The Ministry of Ayush & CSIR collaboration has recently completed a robust multi-centre clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of AYUSH-64 in the management of mild to moderate COVID-19 patients.

VINCOV-19 Approved for Clinical Trials

VINCOV-19 developed by collaborative efforts of CSIR-CCMB, VINS Bioproducts Limited & University of Hyderabad gets approval for clinical trials.

CSIR-IIIM Airlifted Advanced Equipments for COVID-19 testing to Ladakh

CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (CSIR-IIIM), Jammu, with the help of the Indian Air Force in Jammu airlifted advanced equipments to Leh and Kargil to enhance the existing COVID-19 testing facilities and to ensure the mass screening of people at both places.

A Live Discussion on Coronavirus by CSIR-CCMB

“Coronavirus: How our understanding has changed in one year”.

CSIR-CMERI Oxygen Enrichment Unit – An Optimised Oxygen Administering Device amidst the Nationwide Oxygen Shortage

The Oxygen Enrichment unit is capable of delivering medical air in the range of up to 15 LPM with oxygen purity of more than 90%.

Policy Dialogue on COVID-19 Vaccine

“COVID-19 Vaccine: From Self-Reliance to Global Leadership – Opportunities, Challenges, and Policy Imperatives in COVID Era”.

CSIR Partnered Clinical Trials Website CUReD Launched by Dr Harsh Vardhan

Hon'ble Minister of S&T, Dr Harsh Vardhan launched clinical trials website called "CUReD: CSIR Ushered Repurposed Drugs".

CSIR-IGIB and Ayush Ministry to study the potential of Vasa Guduchi in management of COVID-19

The study would look into the efficacy/action of mono-herbal formulations of whole extracts of Vasa and Guduchi respectively, and polyherbal formulation of Vasa-Guduchi whole extract.

CSIR-FPI to get AMD computing support for COVID-19 research

This will augment CSIR-FPI’s capacity as the leading research and development organisation in the country to provide world-class high-performance computational facilities to the research community

Make-shift hospitals for Himachal based on CSIR technology

The laboratories also have expertise in setting up pre-engineered buildings by way of short-term measures.

Emergence of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater: Inspection through Wastewater-based Epidemiology essential for India

The presence of SARS-CoV-2 fragments in wastewater is a great matter of concern for India also.

CSIR-IICT working on new antiviral drugs for COVID-19

CSIR-IICT was one of the first indigenous labs to scour existing antivirals and come up successfully with vital Active Pharma Ingredients (APIs)

CSIR scientists find viral strain circulating in India has 70% similarity with major strain around the world

CSIR-CCMB scientists have found that the clade that is now dominant in India is A2a, which has a similarity with 70% of genomes studied worldwide.

CSIR-CSIO Disinfection Machine Selected Among Top COVID-19 Innovations

ENCEESPRAY is an electrostatic disinfection machine comprising electrostatic sprayer and electro-hypo generator – an ideal solution for surface disinfection for COVID-19

CSIR & Mylan partnership to identify therapeutic options for COVID-19 Management

The first of the clinical trial to be rolled out is a multiple-arm phase 3 study that will be conducted in adult patients with mild to moderate COVID-19 at risk of complications.

CSIR Researchers to Explore Ways to Utilise PPE waste

Four CSIR institutes, have come together to devise methodologies to convert discarded PPE kits and other plastic waste into pellets that can be used for road construction or moulded for other applications.

India’s first CRISPR COVID-19 test developed by CSIR gets approval

This marks a significant achievement for the Indian scientific community, moving from R&D to a high-accuracy, scalable and reliable test in less than 100 days. The ‘Made in India’ test achieves accuracy levels of traditional RT-PCR tests

Sero Survey by CSIR-IGIB Finds Persistence of Antibodies for 60-80 Days

The study is a step towards a better understanding of the infection recovery and re-infection pattern.

Webinars in Assamese, Malayalam and Odia as part of Communication Series in Indian Languages

Clarifying doubts and queries in the minds of the general public about the various issues and concerns related to treatment and testing for COVID-19.

India’s first CRISPR Covid-19 test, developed by CSIR & Tata Sons, gets approval

The CRISPR-Cas9-based test developed by CSIR-IGIB in collaboration with Tata Sons recently received regulatory approval from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) for commercial launch, as per ICMR guidelines.

CSIR-CMERI Develops Decentralised Municipal Waste Disposal System

A UV-C Disinfected Temperature Controlled Mechanised Segregation System for decentralised municipal solid waste disposal.

A Rapid and Sensitive Method to detect SARS-CoV-2

A simple, sensitive and rapid method to detect the virus using a targeted mass spectrometric approach.

Kisan Sabha App

Kisan Sabha App has now been translated into 12 regional languages.

CSIR-NEIST begins Serological Testing as part of CSIR Phenome India Project

CSIR-NEIST, Jorhat, began serological testing for antibodies against SARS-COV-2 under the CSIR Phenome India Project for the CSIR-NEIST Cohort.

Dr Harsh Vardhan Inaugurates Portable Hospital based on CSIR-CBRI Design

Union Health Minister and Minister of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurated a 10-bed portable hospital designed by CSIR-Central Building Research Institute (CSIR-CBRI), Roorkee.

CSIR Labs Detect Presence of SARS-CoV-2 in Sewage Samples of Hyderabad

In a collaborative effort, CSIR-CCMB & CSIR-IICT processed sewage samples from major sewage treatment plants (STPs) in Hyderabad to detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA.

CMERI Durgapur Develops Dry Fogging Shoe Disinfector

Dry Fogging Shoe Disinfector (DFSD) used for fogging water-based disinfectants on the shoe sole.

Decontamination Box “SURAKSHA”

The box is equipped with UVC light and heat to sanitize an object just within 10-15 minutes.

Cipla Set to Launch Drug Based on CSIR Technology

CSIR-IICT developed a cost-effective process using locally available chemicals to synthesise the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) for manufacturing Favipiravir.

CSIR-CCMB and Aurobindo Pharma to Collaborate on Developing Vaccine

CSIR-CCMB and Aurobindo Pharma Ltd have entered into a collaboration for developing a COVID-19 vaccine against SARS-CoV-2.

CSIR-CDRI to Establish Advanced Virus Research Centre

An advanced virus research laboratory on the lines of the National Institute of Virology in Pune.

CSIR-CFTRI sets up COVID-19 Testing Laboratory

The lab has a testing capacity of 100-200 samples per day.

CSIR to Create Megalabs for Boosting COVID-19 Testing

Higher testing capacity is essential to mitigate the continued spread of the virus.

Keeping an Eye on the Virus

CSIR has been keeping a close watch on the dynamics, spread and distribution of the SARS-CoV-2 virus

CSIR-IICT and Cipla Foundation Partnership to Develop High-quality Masks

The CSIR-IICT is collaborating with the Cipla Foundation (CF) for a project on face masks in the wake of COVID-19.

Sanitizer Based on CSIR-CDRI Technology Launched in Market

Germivid, a herbal hand sanitizer has been finally launched in the market.

Dr Harsh Vardhan Launches “CSIR Technologies for COVID-19 Mitigation” Compendium

Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health, Science & Technology and Earth Sciences and Vice President of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) released a compendium of “CSIR Technologies for COVID-19 Mitigation” which gives insights into the technologies, innovations and products developed and deployed by CSIR. 

CSIR Launches Webinar Series in Indian Languages to Disseminate Information about COVID-19

CSIR recently launched a Webinar Series in Indian languages to reach out to the citizens in a language they can easily understand and identify with.

COVID Protection System (COPS)

CMERI Durgapur Develops a unique “COVID Protection System (COPS)” including Thermal Scanner, Touch-less Faucet and Car Flusher.

Technology for CSIR-NIIST’s Air Sanitizer Transferred to Entrepreneur

Suitable for application in hospitals, clinics, testing labs, office cabins, meeting rooms, etc. where aerosol mediated transmission of disease is very high.

CSIR-NCL’s Medical Grade Mask Enters Production

The Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (BFE) of CSIR-NCL mask is 99.9% and Particulate Filter Efficiency (PFE) is 92.63% PFE.

CSIR to Conduct Study on Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Virus

CSIR has announced it will conduct a study to ascertain the possibility of the spread of the virus through the air. 

CSIR Brings out Compendium of Technologies for COVID-19 Mitigation

CSIR has brought out a compendium called CSIR Technologies for COVID-19 Mitigation encapsulating the efforts over the past almost hundred days to combat COVID-19 outbreak.

Is SARS-CoV-2 Airborne?

While we are now past the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic, some new ideas of the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 have begun to emerge. Some are still being debated.

CSIR Combating Coronavirus

CSIR has been leading the fight against COVID-19 and contributing extensively to overcome the deadly coronavirus outbreak.


Ever since the Coronavirus pandemic broke out, CSIR has mounted a strategic, well-coordinated and integrated approach towards mitigating the Coronavirus outbreak.

#CSIRFightsCovid19 – A Snapshot

Surveillance at the level of the virus, humans, and geographical origins and distributions is a critical step in combating Covid-19.

Minister Releases Guidelines for Public Transport Formulated by CSIR-CRRI

The unprecedented country-wide lockdown enforced by the Govt of India to control the spread of COVID-19 will eventually have to be relaxed to facilitate easy flow of goods, services and the reinvigorate the economy.

CSIR Intensifies Fight Against COVID-19, Rolls Out Key Initiatives to Combat Coronavirus Spread

With the coronavirus pandemic continuing its deadly run by infecting more than a million people and causing the death of more than 82,000 people across the world, the laboratories of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) intensified their efforts at combating the pandemic.

Combating Coronovirus Outbreak - CSIR Steps up to its Scientific Social Responsibility

With Covid-19, the new deadly strain of Coronavirus, affecting almost 4 lakh and causing the death of more than 17,000 people in 193 countries, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has stepped in with its expertise in various areas.