Translational Health Science and Technology Institute , Covishield, vaccine, SARS-CoV-2 , coronavirus,India

Scientists join hands to synthesize compounds to inhibit maturation and propagation of COVID 19

New Delhi, July 29, 2021: Scientists from India, Russia, Brazil, and South Africa will work together to repurpose, validate and synthesise lead compounds against main protease and RNA replicas, the enzyme that catalyzes the replication of RNA, of SARS-CoV-2. The approach which could inhibit both maturation and propagation of viruses during the infection in the […]

Translational Health Science and Technology Institute , Covishield, vaccine, SARS-CoV-2 , coronavirus,India

COVID-19: Whether future waves will affect children more or with increased severity are all speculations

Dr. Praveen Kumar, Director, Department of Pediatrics, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi talks about various issues including impact of COVID-19 on children, the need to protect them, and vaccinating pregnant women and lactating mothers. How has the pandemic affected children’s mental and physical health? What needs to be done to reduce its long-term impact? […]

Translational Health Science and Technology Institute , Covishield, vaccine, SARS-CoV-2 , coronavirus,India

Hybrid Multiply Face Masks: An Alternative to N95 Respirator

New Delhi, June 11, 2021:  Parisodhana Technologies Pvt. Ltd. was supported partly by BIRAC and IKP Knowledge Park, under the Fast-Track COVID-19 fund to develop hybrid multiply face masks, SHG-95® (Billion Social Masks). These ‘Made in India’ face masks provide high particulate (>90%) and bacterial filtration efficiency (>99%). These hybrid multiply face masks so developed ensure […]

Translational Health Science and Technology Institute , Covishield, vaccine, SARS-CoV-2 , coronavirus,India

DIPCOVAN: DRDO develops COVID-19 antibody detection kit

New Delhi, May 23, 2021: Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences (DIPAS), a laboratory of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), has developed an antibody detection-based kit ‘DIPCOVAN’, the DIPAS-VDx COVID-19 IgG Antibody Microwell ELISA for sero-surveillance. The DIPCOVAN kit can detect both spike as well as nucleocapsid (S&N) proteins of SARS-CoV-2 virus with […]