Setting up an effective public health system to prevent, detect early, and respond to adverse health events requires good surveillance in conjunction with sensitive, economical, and readily available diagnostic options. The availability of diagnostic healthcare in rural India is a pressing issue. In rural India, there is a dearth of good, well-functioning licensed laboratory services. Translational research towards the development of new and improved diagnostics is the need of the hour. TIGS is developing platforms for novel, low-cost, point-of-care diagnostic solutions that are rapid, robust, affordable, and accessible to the remotest parts of the country. We are currently focused on developing CRISPR-based diagnostic solutions for malaria and tuberculosis, as they remain major infectious diseases in our country, and rare diseases.
Platform Coordinator: Harvinder Kour Khera