Bengaluru startup launches Covid-19 test kit

Bengaluru-based startup Bione released a test kit for Covid-19 on-home screening. The package will be eligible for sale on the company's bione.in website after clearance by the regulatory authority, said Surendra K Chikara, the company's CEO.

by Hari Aditya

Updated: Apr 04, 2020 16:27 IST

Tags: India Corona
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A Home Screening Kit on Wheels

Bengaluru-based startup Bione released a test kit for Covid-19 on-home screening. The package will be eligible for sale on the company's bione.in website after clearance by the regulatory authority, said Surendra K Chikara, the company's CEO. Claiming that Bione was India's first company to accomplish this feat, he said the home screening kit will produce quick results within 5-10 minutes of the blood sample being inserted.

The cost between approximately 2,000 and approximately 3,000, the package will be shipped within 2-3 days of order placement.
After quality management and confirmation, the package accepted by ICMR will be deployed on the market. Meanwhile, the creator said Bione is planning to get clearance for more USFDA members.

Currently, the company is prepared to provide 20,000 kits every week. There is a worldwide increase in demand, particularly from the US, Italy, and Spain, Chikara said the company had previously established a Microbiome test kit to verify gut dysbiosis as well as genetic testing to predict infectious disease susceptibility.

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