Mylab Discovery Solutions and Thermo Fisher Scientific ink partnership to launch Made-In-India RT- PCR kits for infectious diseases in India

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Pune, February 16, 2023 – Thermo Fisher Scientific announced that its Applied Biosystems TaqPath PCR kits for infectious diseases such as multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MTB MDR), M. tuberculosis complex (MTB), hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and for genetic analysis (HLA B27) have received licensing rights by the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) and will be manufactured in India in association with Mylab Discovery Solutions.

In India, TB, HIV and viral hepatitis are serious public health problems. Timely and accurate diagnosis is needed to achieve elimination of these diseases by 2030. Highly accurate and effective diagnostic
tests such as RT-PCR will help in significant reduction of the burden of these diseases in India. Mylab has been at the forefront of quality diagnostics for infectious diseases with its wide portfolio of
Made-in-India RT-PCR test kits for MTB MDR, HIV, HBV, HCV, HAV, HPV and others. In partnership with Thermo Fisher Scientific, the company aims to increase the access of the tests to a greater proportion of the population in India as well as world.

“Laboratories in India and globally rely on the innovative products from Thermo Fisher, now will also benefit with a much wider range of quality made-in-India diagnostic tests. Also, we would be assisting in tools for analysis of data to help labs make accurate results to their customers. This is a milestone moment in Indian diagnostics. With these test kits, we intend to help the government in meeting the elimination targets of these diseases. We are proud to be associated with Thermo Fisher and develop world-class molecular diagnostics kits for patients around the world,” said Hasmukh Rawal, Managing Director at Mylab Discovery Solutions.

“Over the years, India has made significant progress in addressing infectious diseases such as Hepatitis B and C, HIV, and Tuberculosis. The country has implemented large-scale vaccination and treatment programs, as well as invested in research to better understand the epidemiology of these diseases and develop new diagnostic tools. However, India still faces challenges in controlling the spread of these diseases. At Thermo Fisher Scientific, we are committed to offering new innovations and workflows to advance research and diagnosis of these infections while actioning our mission, to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer”, said Jagjit Singh Anthak, Director, Genetic Sciences Group and Specialty Diagnostics Group, Thermo Fisher Scientific.

The Applied Biosystems TaqPath PCR kits by Thermo Fisher Scientific have been analytically- and clinically-validated for use in patient care for disease screening and diagnosis, monitoring of therapeutic response and disease progression, and identification of genetic risk factors.