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IISc-incubated Shanmukha innovations scales up deployment of its ‘Lab on Wheels’ for Covid testing


ShanMukha Innovations, a startup incubated at the Society for Innovation and Development (SID) at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has scaled up deployment of its Mobile Infection Testing and Reporting (MITR) Labs.  As of now, 12 such labs have been deployed across Karnataka, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh where 1.5 lakh people have been tested so far.

Along with its operating partners, Shanmukha is supporting the testing needs required for Covid-19 across India. ShanMukha delivered its MITR Labs to Tata MD customised for their test process. Two of its labs were also deployed at Uttarakhand with operational partners for supporting the state government testing efforts at Kumbh Mela in April 2021.

MITR Labs enables access to highly accurate tests in remote areas and reduces the turnaround times between sample collection and final report. The first set of MITR labs were facilitated by the Office of the Principal Scientific ...


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