Microsoft India to fund two COVID-19 detection research projects of IIT Delhi. One of the projects, an ICMR approved probe-free Real-Time PCR-based COVID-19 detection assay, is developed at its Kusuma School of Biological Sciences. Another, a joint effort of IIT-D and National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, intends to develop an ELISA based diagnostic serological assay against COVID-19. Both the projects will be affordable and easily scalable.

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