Pune-Based Mylab To Ramp Up Production Of Its At-Home COVID-19 Test Kit To 10 Crore Units Per WeekPathodetect Test Kit from Mylab (Pic Via Mylab Website)

Having launched India’s maiden home-based COVID-19 test kit, Pune-based Mylab Discovery Solutions has said that it can ramp up the production to 100 million units per week over the next four-six weeks based on demand, reports Livemint.

Backed by vaccine maker Serum Institute of India (SII)’s chief executive Adar Poonawalla, Mylab is gearing to start production of as many as seven million test kits next week alone, with the plans to start shipping within the next few days.

As per Mylab’s chief executive Rahul Patil, the company can raise the weekly production to 10 million in the next two weeks. He said, “Any individual without any technical expertise can perform the test. And our objective is to make sure it reaches villages as well.”

It should be noted that the company’s at-home rapid antigen test (RAT) for COVID-19 received regulatory approval from the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) just last week. ICMR had then said, “Home testing by RAT is advised only in symptomatic individuals and immediate contacts of laboratory-confirmed positive cases. Indiscriminate testing is not advised.”

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