New Delhi Dec 21, 2021: In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the commotion, paranoia, and chaos that it has spread in the society, Angstrom Biotech Pvt. Ltd. – one of India’s diagnostic equipment manufacturers – has successfully launched ‘Angcard’ – India’s first Covid-19 Saliva-Based Home Testing Kit that allows users to test themselves from the comfort and safety of their homes.
Angstrom Biotech launched the revolutionary testing kit on Dec 21, 201 at The Imperial, Janpath. The kit has received approval from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi, which stands testament to its effectiveness and certifies it as a legitimate testing tool for Covid-19. It can detect all types of Covid-19 strains including Omnicron, Delta, and others and show a Covid-19 positive result if any is detected.
Since the early symptoms of Covid-19 often share a resemblance with the common cold, many people do not get themselves tested as they do not wish to go to a crowded diagnostic center. This is where Angcard enters the picture. It allows people to test themselves safely from their homes and is launched at a very affordable price as well which makes it accessible to everyone. People can get themselves tested whenever they experience the slightest of Covid-19 symptoms or if they feel that they’ve come into contact with a Covid-19 positive or symptomatic individual.
All one has to do is take their saliva sample with the help of the kit and follow a set of simple instructions to get their results. The entire process takes only 20 minutes, which makes it one of the fastest Covid-19 testing methods out there. Also, unlike other Rapid Antigen Testing methods, one doesn’t have to live through the discomfort of inserting a swab inside their nose or mouth for testing. This is the easiest way of testing Covid-19 in India.
Something of this sort By contrast, COVID-19 tests based on PCR technology require highly specialized equipment and can take roughly four hours to deliver the results. If a sample were to be tested for a specific variant using PCR technology, it would have to be genetically sequenced, which takes even more time and resources.
Although several DIY COVID-19 testing kits have been launched in the market since the beginning of the pandemic, Angstrom Biotech is the first manufacturer in India to launch saliva-based self-testing kits that has ICMR approval.
Ever since its inception, Angstrom Biotech has been dedicated to innovating high-quality diagnostic solutions at affordable costs. The organization is listed among the best IVD companies in India and has garnered more than 1000 distributors within a span of 21 years.