Tata group to launch India’s first low-cost Covid-19 test ‘Feluda’

Tata group to launch India’s first low-cost Covid-19 test ‘Feluda’


The Drugs Controller General of India has approved of the commercial launch of ‘Feluda’, the Tata CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) Covid-19 test, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) said recently.


This test uses an indigenously developed, cutting-edge CRISPR technology for detection of the genomic sequence of SARS-CoV-2 virus, CSIR said in a statement.



The Tata CRISPR test achieves accuracy levels of traditional RT-PCR tests with quicker turnaround time, less expensive equipment and better ease of use. CRISPR is a genome editing technology to diagnose diseases.