India and Israel to work on rapid test

Part of: GS Mains II – India and Israel ties; International Relations 

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  • Israeli Defence Ministry research and development team and DRDO to develop rapid testing for COVID­19 in under 30 seconds. 
  • Israeli team to bring breakthrough emerging Israeli technologies for combating COVID­19 and support India’s response to the outbreak. 

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  • The technologies to be tested in India include an artificial intelligence based online voice test and breathalyser test, isothermal testing and testing using polyamino acids. 
  • Isothermal testing allows detection of the virus in a saliva sample with the help of a chemical reaction and produces a result within 30 minutes, while testing using Polyamino acids too detects virus proteins in a saliva sample in a few minutes. 

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