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What is the news?
Azooka Labs, a startup at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has launched mWRAPR.
What is mWRAPR?
It is India’s first indigenous bio-sample collection kit.
It can be used as a biosample collection kit and storage medium for samples destined for genomic sequencing labs, biobanks and research labs handling biological samples for molecular analysis.
The kit helps to preserve genetic content in all types of biological samples including microbiomes, saliva, cells, tissues, blood, body fluids and fecal tubes.
Significance of this development: It is the only Molecular Transport Medium to be manufactured in India that competes with other notable foreign bio-sample collection kits.
Source: This post is based on the article “IISc startup launches India’s first indigenous bio-sample collection kit” published in TOI on 8th Feb 2022.