Titan Biotech Ltd gets validation from ICMR-NIV for COVID-19 Viral Transport Medium Kits

Titan Biotech Ltd gets validation from ICMR-NIV for COVID-19 Viral Transport Medium Kits


  • Post By : Kumar Jeetendra

  • Source: Microbioz India

  • Date: 20 May,2020

Titan Biotech Limited, a Rajasthan based organization has gotten the validation from ICMR-NIV on Viral Transport Kit for sample collection of COVID-19 samples.

Titan Biotech Ltd. has recently ramped up its production capacity of Viral Transport Medium kits. The quadrupled production has helped the company to meet the burgeoning requirements on time. The company is an established name in 77 countries around the globe with its in-house developed and produced microbiology solutions.

ICMR – National Institute of Virology (NIV) has specified in the report that the VTM kits were tested among the negative and positive controlled samples of SARS-CoV-2. RNA was extracted and tested for viral targets (E, ORF1b and RdRp genes) and human RNaseP gene (internal control) using ICMR-NIV assay.

The Viral target amplification was observed in the tubes which were spiked with virus. There was amplification of internal controls in all the samples. Moreover, the swabbed individuals did not report any discomfort during the swabbing process. All in all, the performance of Viral Transport Kits by Titan Biotech Ltd. has been found to be acceptable for collection, storage and transport of COVID-19 samples.
In addition, the Viral Transport Kit complies with guidelines as recommended by WHO, CDC and ICMR. Along with a nasopharyngeal swab and an oropharyngeal swab, the kit is a complete package with 3ml Transport Medium in 10ml tube.

Titan Biotech Ltd. is a biotechnology company which began its journey in 1992 with biological Media Bases including Peptones. With consistent efforts of its seasoned team, the company has been successfully manufacturing an extensive range of Microbiology Media since decades under the brand name ‘TM Media’. The company is determined to support India during this tough time with its quality-controlled & approved product.

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