Odisha-based firm’s COVID testing kit gets ICMR nod

Bhubaneswar: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has given its approval to Odisha’s first indigenous Rapid Antigen Test kit IMCOV-AG.

The kit has been developed by Bhubaneswar-based IMGENEX India Private Limited. The Regional Medical Research Center (RMRC) here has extended all necessary assistance to the firm for the purpose.

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Official sources said research on kit had been initiated in June, 2021.

The kit, which will help detect COVID-19 virus, has been developed at a cost of Rs 1 crore. It will be available in market in next two months, informed IMGENEX India founder Dr Sujoy Singh

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