shaun wrote:pankajs wrote:We initially had imported German test kit. Then we had news of indigenous test kit development and approval. We also got some supplies from SoKo. Now China test kits are expected to arrive.
Why are kits still being imported from China?
1. Was ordered when Indian kit was no were in the picture.
2. Indian labs are having difficulties scaling up.
3. Our testing needs are going to explode and Indian supplies may not be sufficient.
Anyone close to the Indian company may be able to check with them (Mylab pune) on their order pipeline.
Mylab pune have tied up with some pharma companies for funding in order to scaling up , may be visibility will be by end of this month
Guess the volume of kits needed will make imports viable depending on how many, how fast and at what cost the domestic companies are able to supply.Saurav Jha @SJha1618
As it turns out ICMR has invited bids for some 45 lakh tests, with this being a combined number for both RT-PCR combo kits & rapid antibody tests. Companies with only ICMR-NIV approval are also eligible, so I am expecting recently qualified domestic players to secure orders.
Germany got on the first list for HCQ because they seem to have been very prompt in their supplies of the initial test kits.