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GURUGRAM, December 14, 2020: SpiceHealth has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with CSIR – Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), India, a constituent lab of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research that works on frontier areas of modern biology. CSIR-CCMB has developed a dry swab Direct RealTime Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test, which allows for faster testing of Covid19 causing coronavirus samples.This MoU with CSIR-CCMB is for conducting these tests
in Spice Health’s mobile testing laboratories.

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) recently granted approval to CSIRCCMB to commercially use the game changing technology of dry swab RNA-extraction free coronavirustesting method.The method has a potential to scale up testing by 2 to 3- fold with no additional resources and significantly reduce the time and costs of such tests.

SpiceHealth is a health care company founded by the promoters of SpiceJet and led by Avani Singh. SpiceHealth’s first mobile testing laboratory was inaugurated by Hon’ble Union Home Minister, Sh. Amit Shah and Hon’ble Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, at ICMR, AIIMS on November 23.

The company’s pioneering and first-of-its-kind initiative follows the successful launch of its first mobile testing facility offering the most affordable RT-PCR testing at Rs. 499/ only. SpiceHealth currently has 5 functioning labs at government requested locations around Delhi NCR, conducting 10,000-15,000 tests per day.

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