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MoU signed by IIT Alumni Council and CSIR-IGIB for research on COVID-19

MoU signed by IIT Alumni Council and CSIR-IGIB  for research on COVID-19

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by the Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), one of the institutes functioning under the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the Alumni Council of Indian Institute of Technology.

Key Points:

  • Both the institutes will conduct joint research on the COVID-19 infection and analyse data of patients as per the agreement.
  • The IIT Alumni Council is also setting up the world’s largest molecular diagnostic lab called 'MegaLab Mumbai'.
  • The IIT Alumni Council has provided the imaging data of more than 8,500 patients that were given admission at the COVID Care Facility set up at Worli’s National Sports Club of India.
  • The partnership between CSIR and IIT Alumni Council will create a world-leading testing and treatment system and also set up global data leadership.
  • The Alumni Council had also launched the world's largest virology lab testing centre in May 2020 that can conduct one crore tests. The first phase of the testing centre will conduct 10 lakh tests by the end of July.

Note:

  • The IIT Alumni Council is the largest body of students, alumni and faculty from all the 23 IIT’s and partnering Institutes and was created in 2019 for carrying out projects that hold social importance.

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