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Corona virus infection (COVID-19) updates BHU researchers have developed ‘Streep technique’, give coronavirus test report in 1 hour, claims; 100% accurate result | BHU researchers have developed ‘Streep technique’, this will give coronavirus test report in 1 hour, claims; 100% accurate result

  • Streep technology was BHU’s Prof. Geeta Rai and students Doli Das, Khushbu Priya and Hiral Thakkar have developed
  • Pro. According to Geeta, all the kits made so far were not based on this principle, so it would be cheaper

Dainik Bhaskar

Mar 31, 2020, 08:10 PM IST

Health desk. Coronavirus can be tested with ‘Strip technique’. The inquiry report will be received in 1 to 4 hours. Students doing research at BHU have developed this technique. Prof. of the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, who created it with the help of research students. Geeta Rai claims that this investigation technique is completely new. It examines the proteins of the virus. There is no possibility of wrong report in this. According to Dr. Geeta Rai, only unique virus will be searched by this technique, so it will be 100 percent correct.

This technique only captures the corona strain
Pro. According to Geeta Rai, this technique is called reverse transcriptase polymer chain reaction (RT-PCR). It catches such protein sequence which is present only in the virus of Kovid-19 and which is not present in any other viral strain. Doli Das, Khushbu Priya and Hiral Thakkar have been discovered in Geeta Rai’s team.

Proposal sent to ICMR
Pro. Geeta Rai has sent a proposal to the Central Drug Standards Control Organization (CDSCO) and the Indian Council of Medical Research of India (ICMR) to make this technology available to the people at the earliest. In view of the increasing status of infection of Kovid-19, the technique will be very effective in increasing the speed of investigation. This will not only provide an accurate investigation, but the report can also be obtained within one to four hours. Due to this technique, the investigation will be done at a very low price.

Technology patent filed
Pro. Geeta Rai has also filed a patent for the technique. According to the Indian Patent Office, there is no kit based on this principle in the country that is targeting and testing such protein sequences.

100 percent correct investigation claims
Pro. According to Geeta Rai, all the kits made so far were not based on this principle. Through this technology we can test on 2 to 3 lakh machines which can be in any city. In such a situation this technique will prove to be quite simple and inexpensive.

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