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Biotechnology research to combat COVID-19

07/05/2020
03 - Good Health & Well Being

Researchers around the world are working hard to prevent spread of the coronavirus which has infected more than 3.3 million people worldwide. Among the top research institutes in India is the Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB) in Faridabad which is actively contributing to the global research efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
RCB is conducting research activities such as potential inhibitors, markers and transmission reduction through virucidal coating. The virucidal coating will help destroy or deactivate the virus on different surfaces like glass, plastic and textiles, including cotton, nylon, and polyester that can potentially hinder the viral transmission.

 

The current crisis highlights the crucial work of RCB in biomedical research and promotion of regional and global collaboration in the field of biotechnology as a UNESCO category 2 centre.

Guy Broucke, Chief of Section, Natural Sciences

Since the treatment of the coronovirus is unknown yet, prevention of transmission has been proposed to be one of the effective approaches to combat COVID-19 progression and its control. 
 
Details on all research activities can be followed on the RCB website.