₹500 Feluda test, COVID-19 result in 30 min

The ₹500 Feluda test, a paper-based test strip to detect COVID-19 in less than 30 minutes, has been approved for commercial launch by DCGI. Feluda is the acronym for FNCAS9 Editor Linked Uniform Detection Assay. It uses indigenously developed CRISPR gene-editing technology to recognize and target the genetic material of the virus that causes COVID-19.