BSMMU asked to postpone test with faulty Gonoshasthaya kit

Sun Online Desk

3rd June, 2020 05:28:45 printer

BSMMU asked to postpone test with faulty Gonoshasthaya kit

After finding faults at their coronavirus testing kits, Gonoshasthaya Kendra has asked Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) to postpone testing of the kits invented by the effectiveness test of Rapid Dot Blot.

The kit has two parts- Antigen and Antibody.

Gonoshasthaya Kendra on Tuesday sent a letter to the BSMMU authorities to postpone the test of Antigen part as its results are not coming to the desired level.

Gonoshasthaya Kendra's PRO M Farhad confirmed media about the matter on Wednesday.

Gonoshasthaya Kendra submitted 500 antibody kits and 500 antigen kits to the BSMMU last month to test their effectiveness.

Gonoshasthaya-RNA Biotech Limited, a sister concern of Gonoshasthaya, with the help of experts from Singapore developed the method named ‘Gonoshasthaya Rapid Dot Blot.

On March 17, Gonoshasthaya Kendra declared that they had developed a testing kit that can examine samples to detect Covid-19 within 15 minutes.