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 Developed Low-Cost Facial Protection Equipment COVLOCK Receives Financial Support from Clifford Chance Business Services

As the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise, the demand for protective gear is also increasing. The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi has come up with several products for this purpose, and one such product has received financial support from Clifford Chance Business Services...

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  • 17
  • Sep
  • 2020
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FDA Approved Drug Teicoplanin Found Effective Against Main Protease of COVID -19 virus: Study

An interesting research study at Kusuma School of Biological Sciences, IIT Delhi, conducted by the research group of Prof. Ashok Kumar Patel, which was recently published in the International Journal...

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  • 15
  • Sep
  • 2020
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Webinar : SARS-CoV-2 Virus-like particles as potential vaccine candidates and model systems for virus assembly

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  • 25
  • August
  • 2020
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Webinar : PRACRITI-A Web-based Dashboard for Prediction of Corona Transmission in India

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  • 25
  • July
  • 2020
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Wells Fargo to financially support IIT Delhi’s initiative to develop home-based COVID-19 testing kit

Amidst the global health emergency of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi has deployed its extensive research expertise in the ongoing battle against the spread of the virus...

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  • 24
  • July
  • 2020
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Union HRD Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' Launches World's Most Affordable COVID-19 Diagnostic Kit Corosure Developed by IIT Delhi

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  • 15
  • July
  • 2020
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Tea (Camellia sinensis) and Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) may act as potential therapeutic options against SARS-CoV-2 targeting 3CLpro protease: IIT Delhi study

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  • 02
  • July
  • 2020
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An Illustrative Guide on COVID Appropriate Behaviours

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  • 19
  • June
  • 2020
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KAWACH Mask (IIT Delhi) - A service to the Nation (Making India Proud)

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  • 18
  • June
  • 2020
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MOHFW GUIDELINES

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KAWACH mask, a product of IIT Delhi startup ETEX, boosting employment, making people Aatm Nirbhar

Within only 6 weeks after launching the highly protective and affordable “Make in India” mask ‘KAWACH’, the IIT Delhi startup ETEX has scaled up production to ensure that the mask reaches the masses to protect them against COVID-19. So far, over a million masks have been served to the country across all states...

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  • 5
  • June
  • 2020
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Mr N Bhaskar (Deputy Registrar) is the Nodal officer for Covid related issues for IIT Delhi

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  • 3
  • June
  • 2020
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Preventive measures to be taken by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India for Containment of COVID-19 - reg

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  • 29
  • May
  • 2020
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IIT Delhi projects focused on COVID-19 detection research receive financial support from Microsoft India

Research to tackle the COVID-19 situation continues at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, with focus on the early detection of the disease. Aiding this endeavour, Microsoft India has come forth to support two such projects of the institute...

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  • 28
  • May
  • 2020
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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