Sept. 14, 2021

The Nagpur-based National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) has transferred the know-how of indigenously developed Saline Gargle RT-PCR technique to the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) for commercialising it.


  • The Saline Gargle RT-PCR technology is simple, fast, cost-effective, patient-friendly and comfortable.

  • It also provides instant test results and is well-suited for rural and tribal areas, given minimal infrastructure requirements, the institute said.

  • NEERI is an institute under the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

  • In the light of the prevailing pandemic situation and a possible third wave of COVID-19, CSIR-NEERI fast-tracked the know-how transfer process to potential licensees for its wider dissemination across the nation.

Source : The Hindu