A high-level research delegation to India to conduct a series of “final stages of testing”
Merging Israel’s technological expertise with India’s mass production capabilities, experts from the two countries have joined hands to develop rapid testing for COVID-19 in under 30 seconds.
Israel will soon send a high-level research delegation to India to conduct a series of “final stages of testing” as part of the joint effort to develop the rapid testing kits for COVID-19.
A high ranking team from the Directorate of Defence Research and Development (DDR&D), in the Ministry of Defense, which has been working with India’s DRDO to develop rapid testing for COVID-19 in under 30 seconds, is to leave from Tel Aviv to New Delhi on a special flight in a few days, Israel”s Ministry of Defence said in a statement.
Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and Ministry of Health are also involved in this unprecedented cooperation between the two countries which aims at “merging Israeli technology with Indian development and production capabilities to allow a swift resumption of normal life alongside the virus.”
The DDR&D team will conduct a series of “final stages of testing” to determine the effectiveness of several rapid diagnostic solutions with their Indian counterparts.
Since the start of the pandemic, the DDR&D has tested dozens of diagnostic technologies. Some of them have matured and passed initial trials in Israel, however, to complete testing and prove their effectiveness, these must be tested on a wide range of patients, IMoD said. Read the full article on Express Healthcare.