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India and Israel join forces to develop COVID-19 rapid testing system

India and Israel have decided to join forces in the highest level of R&D participation between both nations to develop rapid testing systems that can carry out COVID-19 tests within a minute. Authorities said the procedure had started and they hope to have the ability to bring out a test that would certainly allow individuals to safely step out and resume a regular life.

On 25 May 2020, the Israel embassy in India announced the new project via tweet -“Discussed joint R&D for rapid diagnosis based on big data and AI technology, to enable a rapid return to routine”. This project is part of the vision of @IsraeliPM and @PMOIndia for considerable scientific teamwork between both the nations”.

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Since the pandemic outbreak, PM Narendra Modi and Benjamin Netanyahu – Israel PM have currently talked a couple of times.
The premier defense research organizations on both sides will certainly be included in this project, which is the fascinating bit concerning the cooperation. Indian organizations like DRDO and CSIR are most likely to companion Israel’s directorate of R&D in the ministry of defense for the purpose.

Israel’s defense minister introduced that Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBRI) had established a possible therapy for the COVID-19, by identifying a monoclonal antibody that reduces the effects of SARS-Co-2 outside a living organism or in vitro.

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