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A Made in India COVID-19 self-test kit for Rs 250

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Labs across the country are struggling to deliver tests and test results on time, further impacting India’s efforts to fight COVID-19.

To enable people to self-test and slow down the spread, Pune-based molecular diagnostics startup Mylab Discovery Solutions commercially launched its COVID-19 self-test kit, CoviSelfTM. The self-use rapid antigen COVID-19 test, priced at Rs 250, will be available over-the-counter at pharmacies and drugstores across India, as well as on Flipkart. 

“We aim to make CoviSelf available across the length and breadth of the country, especially for the people residing in rural areas who have limited options for testing,” said Hasmukh Rawal, Managing Director of Mylab Discovery Solutions.

Mylab plans to make these test kits available on the government e-marketplace as well. Based on consumer demand, the startup plans to make seven million units available per week. 

Earlier this year, Mylabs also introduced mobile testing labs across the country to address the increasing demand for coronavirus testing.

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“This is the biggest crisis our country has ever faced. With CoviSelf, we are sharing the power of testing early with the citizens. It will save thousands of lives.”

Hasmukh Rawal, Managing Director of Mylab Discovery Solutions

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