Pakistan’s First Locally Developed COVID-19 Testing Kit by NUST Gets DRAP Approved

In an encouraging development, the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has approved Pakistan’s first indigenously developed COVID-19 testing kit.

Developed by the National University of Science and Technology (NUST), the COVID-19 testing kit was sent to DRAP for the final testing and examination in March.



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Minister for Science and Technology, Fawad Chaudhry, has also confirmed the approval of the testing kits.

Taking to Twitter, the Minister said:

According to reports, NUST has more than 1.5 million COVID-19 testing kits ready at its disposal to boost the overall testing capacity of Pakistan.


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In the last 24 hours, Pakistan reported 6,397 new Coronavirus cases while 107 people died, both the highest single-day tolls. 28,344 tests were also carried out yesterday. Pakistan’s total Coronavirus infections now stand at 125,933 while the death toll stands at 2,463.

  • Great Job. In addition, these testing kits will cost one-fourth the current price for the kits used for detecting the COVID-19.

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