ICMR approval for HiMedia-Syngene COVID-19 antibody test kit, ELISafe 19TM
HiMedia Laboratories, a bioscience company with expertise in media manufacturing and diagnostics, and Syngene International, an integrated research and development services company, have collaborated to manufacture ELISafe 19TM, an IgG based ELISA test kit for COVID-19 now approved by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). The ELISafe 19TM antibody test kit has a sensitivity of 100% and specificity of 99%.
Commenting on the news, Dr. Vishal G. Warke, Director R&D, Cell Culture and Immunology, HiMedia Laboratories, said, “We appreciate the prompt response of the ICMR in reviewing and approving the ELISafe 19TM kit. The kit is a result of a unique combination of skills: Syngene’s expertise in viral research and HiMedia’s ability to manufacture and commercialise the product. The kit is made in India for the benefit of Indian hospitals and patients and it will play a significant role in testing for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies facilitating tracking of the progression of infection and immunity to future infection.”