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CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad is Engaged in the Fight Against COVID-19 on Multiple Fronts

CSIRs constituent leading biology lab CCMB based in Hyderabad is employing several tools and approaches in the countries fight against COVID-19.

Some of the key recent highlights are: 

Testing patient samples

CCMB is an authorized testing centre for COVID-19 and receives patient samples from government hospitals across 33 districts of Telangana to check for SARS-CoV-2 virus. Currently, test capacity is around 350 samples a day.

Training on COVID-19 Testing

It has also trained 25 medical doctors, technical staff and students from five government hospitals – NIMS, IPM, Govt Fever Hospital in Hyderabad and Kakatiya Medical College, Warangal.  These trained people have been deployed for the testing activities at their respective hospitals. Further, CSIR-CCMB has also created training videos on best practices for handling patient samples and on RT-PCR.

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