Yale University offers expertise to JLNMCH for saliva-based COVID test

June 1, 2021

BHAGALPUR: The Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) at Yale University in the USA has offered scientific support through sponsorship to the microbiological laboratories in India, including the one at state government-run Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Hospital (JLNMCH) in Bhagalpur, for saliva-based Covid test. 

Scientific researchers working in the Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases in the USA have offered support to the laboratories in India on humanitarian grounds by deciding to provide “extraordinary methodology” that has been developed by them and unveiled as ‘Saliva-Direct’ test. 
The Yale University was made aware of surge in Covid-19 cases in the eastern region of Bihar through ‘Friends of Bhagalpur’ working in the USA. 
Dr Anne Wyllie, associate research scientist at YSPH, told this newspaper that they have developed a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test which uses ‘saliva’ and has received emergency use authorisation from the Food and Drug Administration in the USA.
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