COVID-19 ZONE

COVID-19 related research@IITD

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In view of fast spread and lack of specific treatment for COVID-19, there have been worldwide fast track researches to deal with this pandemic. IIT Delhi has joined the efforts by initiating key research and development projects on various aspects viz. PPE’s, production of three layered surgical masks and high efficiency face masks (N95), antimicrobial fabric development, SARS CoV2 detection assay, preparation of sanitizer, designing low cost ventilators and screening inhibitors for nCoV-19 structural proteins vis-à-vis designing virus-like particles for attempting vaccine development. All the ongoing COVID-19 related projects at the Institute, announcements from various funding agencies to support researches on different aspects have been herein put together.

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IIT Delhi researchers develop affordable PPE coverall that reaches adequate levels of breathability

COVID-19, the ongoing pandemic, is spreading across the globe and has resulted in the death of over three lakh people, so far, while many infected with the virus are undergoing treatment...

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  • 19
  • May
  • 2020
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Ashwagandha takes the lead to be the mother nature’s COVID-19 warrior: Study

A collaborative research study by DAILAB @ IIT Delhi and DAILAB @ AIST (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology), Japan has recently discovered that Ashwagandha may hold an efficient anti-COVID-19 drug...

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  • 18
  • May
  • 2020
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Webinar by Dr. Vivek Perumal: A Diagnostic Assay for COVID-19 Developed by IIT Delhi

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  • 17
  • May
  • 2020
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IIT Delhi startup launches ‘Reusable Antimicrobial Mask’

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered acute shortage of face masks, which is an important tool to contain transmission from one person to another. Since every individual has been mandated to use a face mask regularly, single use masks are not a cost effective solution for everyone.

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  • 6
  • May
  • 2020
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IT Delhi researchers develop web-based COVID-19 dashboard ‘PRACRITI’- PRediction and Assessment of CoRona Infections and Transmission in India

IIT Delhi researchers have developed a web-based dashboard for predicting the spread of COVID-19 in India. The mobile-friendly dashboard, named as PRACRITI (PRediction and Assessment of CoRona Infections and Transmission in India...

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  • 24
  • April
  • 2020
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ICMR approves the Probe-free COVID-19 detection assay developed at IIT Delhi

Researchers at IIT Delhi Kusuma School of Biological Sciences (KSBS) have developed a detection assay for COVID-19 which has now been approved by ICMR...

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  • 23
  • April
  • 2020
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IIT Delhi prepares alcohol based hand sanitizer as per WHO parameters

The Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi has prepared alcohol based hand sanitizer, which has been prescribed by WHO for destroying coronavirus and its spores from surfaces and hand for use by the campus community....

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  • 20
  • April
  • 2020
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IIT Delhi startup ETEX launches affordable and effective face mask, KAWACH, to provide protection against COVID-19

ETEX is an IIT Delhi start-up for designing and developing smart textile solutions for healthcare. Considering unprecedented challenges in supply of PPEs during the COVID-19 crisis, ETEX has launched an affordable and effective face mask, KAWACH, for protecting and safeguarding people from the risk of COVID-19...

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  • 18
  • April
  • 2020
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IT Delhi invites proposals for supercomputer-based COVID-19 research; Offers Rs 1 crore worth of computational time for FREE

Considering rising concern of COVID-19 spread in the nation, IIT Delhi has invited proposals from the government and private academic institutions as well as private companies in association with an academic partner from all over the country to use its supercomputer resource PADUM for COVID-19 research...

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  • 4
  • March
  • 2020