NBRI established Advanced Virology Lab for testing COVID-19

The National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI), Lucknow, has established an advanced virology laboratory for COVID-19 testing. The facility has been developed based on the guidelines of the ICMR, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, said a release from the Union government.

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The Advanced Virology Lab is a Bio Safety Level- 3 facility and has a suction facility that can suck any aerosol and pass it through filters.

It can filter virus or bacteria to make it a safe COVID-19 testing facility. It reduces the possibilities of infections at the culture facilities.

The PLACID trial is a Phase II, open-label, randomised controlled trial to assess the safety and efficacy of convalescent plasma to limit the complications caused by COVID-19 in moderate cases.

It has been registered with the Clinical Trial Registry of India (CTRI) and has received approval from the COVID-19 National Ethics Committee (CONEC).

National Botanical Research Institute    

The National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI) is a research institute of CSIR in Lucknow.

It is engaged in the field of taxonomy and modern biology.

NBRI developed a new variety of bougainvillea, named Los Banos Variegata-Jayanthi.

National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI) is also the state botanical research institute of South Africa.

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