First Mobile I-Lab from AMTZ Vizag to India


The city of destiny- Vizag strengthened its combat with Corona. AMTZ is Asia’s first medical equipment manufacturing ecosystem, uniquely dedicated for medical technology gave India its first mobile I-Lab (Infectious Disease Diagnostic Lab) for Covid testing in rural and inaccessible areas. This facility will go a long way in testing prevalence of the disease in far-flung areas, even as the disease itself spreads across the globe. It embodies the spirit of Atmanirbhar Bharat and ‘Make in India’.

This mobile testing facility will be deployed through the DBT testing hubs to remote regions of the country for coronavirus testing, said Dr. Jitendar Sharma, CEO, Andhra Med Tech Zone. He also noted that I-Lab has been created in a record eight days by the Andhra Pradesh Med-tech Zone team with the support of Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology to address the shortage of critical healthcare technologies in India and move progressively towards a stage of self-sufficiency.

Under this Consortia, India’s first I- lab van has been built at AMTZ in record time of 8 days from the date of receipt of Automotive Chassis, from Bharat Benz. This is a mobile diagnostic unit with biosafety facility. The I- lab is a BSL-2 facility with on-site ELISA, RT-PCR, Bio chemistry analysers. It can run 50 RT-PCR reactions and about 200 ELISA in a day.

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