Roche Diagnostics India gets import licence for COVID-19 antibody test kit from CDSCO - (Deccan Herald via NewsPoints Desk)

  • Roche Diagnostics India said on Thursday it has received import licence from the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) for its Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 test kit, as reported Deccan Herald on Thursday.

  • The company added that it is readying to bring the test to India.

  • Managing director Shravan Subramanyam said that laboratory-based immunodiagnostic testing will complement the existing reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction solutions to possibly ascertain coronavirus-related immunity among patients.

  • The test can support priority screening of high-risk groups, such as healthcare workers, who might already have been exposed and developed an immune response, he added.

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