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IIT-Kharagpur develops portable diagnostic device for detecting Covid-19 infection in just 60 minutes

New Delhi: Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur on Saturday said its researchers have developed a portable diagnostic device that can detect Covid-19 infection in 60 minutes at an estimated cost of Rs 400. This entire non-invasive saliva-based test can be conducted in an ultra-low-cost portable enclosure as an alternative to specialised laboratory equipment, IIT Kharagpur […]

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Saturn’s moon Titan drifting away 100 times faster than thought

New York: Using data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, scientists have discovered that Saturn’s moon Titan is drifting a hundred times faster than previously understood — about 11 centimetres per year. The findings, published in the journal Nature Astronomy, may help address an age-old question. While scientists know that Saturn formed 4.6 billion years ago in […]

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SpaceX sends 2 NASA astronauts to International Space Station in historic mission, first private Co. to do so

Washington: Scripting a historic chapter in the history of US space programme, Elon Musk-run SpaceX on Saturday sent two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) onboard the reusable Falcon 9 rocket. The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley was on its way to the orbiting laboratory in the […]

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GSK to produce 1 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccine booster next year

London: Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline on Thursday said it plans to produce 1 billion doses of coronavirus vaccine adjuvant, an ingredient that makes vaccines work better, in 2021 to support multiple Covid-19 vaccine collaborations. Saying that it has started manufacture of the adjuvant at risk, the company added that it was in discussions with governments and […]

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Biocon gets approval for use of CytoSorb to treat critical COVID-19 patients

New Delhi: Biocon Biologics has received DCGI approval for emergency use of CytoSorb to treat critical COVID-19 patients. The US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) had recently approved CytoSorb for emergency use in COVID-19 patients. Biocon Ltd. announced on Wednesday that its subsidiary Biocon Biologics has received the Drugs Controller General of India’s (DCGI) approval for […]