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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.