The Department of Molecular Medicine & Biotechnology, SGPGI has developed the first rapid RNA-based test that can detect COVID-19 infection in humans - the fastest test so far
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Our COVID-19 Efforts
Prof. Swasti Tiwari with the Research team
DBT-BIRAC COVID-19 Research Consortium Grant
In an effort to develop safe and effective biomedical solutions against COVID-19, Dr. Santosh Kumar Verma, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine & Biotechnology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), Lucknow has recently received research grant approval from Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India (Ministry of Science & Technology) under Department of Biotechnology (DBT)-Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) invited application call for COVID-19 Research Consortium.
As Principal lead investigator of this project, Dr. Verma will be developing unique cell-culture models for enabling prophylactic and therapeutics research on COVID-19. Such in-vitro pre-clinical model hold great promise to validate repurposable drugs, screen biological and chemical drug library and in detection of virus neutralizing antibodies. Being a multi-institutional funded project, study will be conducted in collaboration with Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi and University of Delhi.
Development of SGPGI COVID-19 website
The department has developed the institutional webpage for COVID-19 resources and information. The website compiles current information on the COVID-19 response at SGPGI.
Please visit the website at: https://www.covid19sgpgi.com/