CSIR Collaborates with Intel India and IIT-Hyderabad to Develop Diagnostic Solutions

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CSIR Collaborates with Intel India and IIT-Hyderabad to Develop Diagnostic Solutions

  • To mitigate transmission of SARS-CoV-2 the testing ability and prediction of patients at risk is crucial.
  • CSIR along with Intel India and International institute of Information Technology (IIIT) , Hyderabad, are working to achieve faster and inexpensive COVID-19 testing kits and coronavirus genome sequencing.
  • The study will help in understanding epidemiology and AI based risk stratification for patients with co-morbid conditions.
CSIR Collaborates with Intel India and IIT-Hyderabad

Overview

  • Intel India is working towards developing an end-to-end system that consists of
    • Multiple applications
    • Testing devices
    • Data collection/aggregation gateways
    • A data exchange SDK and an AI model-hub platform.
  • To carry out comprehensive diagnostics, various hospitals and diagnostic chains are working with CSIR constituent labs e. g.
    • CSIR-IGIB
    • CSIR-CCMB
    • CSIR-IMTECH
    • CSIR-IIP
    • CSIR-CLRI
  • A risk stratification algorithm will be developed by IIIT-Hyderabad to help in drug and vaccine discovery for long term preparedness to deal with the epidemic.
  • Council of scientific and Industrial research (CSIR) was established in 1942 by Government of India.
  • It is an autonomous body and has emerged as the largest research and development organization in India.
  • The Research and development activities of CSIR include-
    • Aerospace engineering
    • Metallurgy
    • Chemicals
    • Mining
    • Food
    • Petroleum
    • Leather
    • Environmental science

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