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‘InfexnTM’

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Source: Hindustan Times

 Context: Kerala is preparing to introduce ‘infexnTM’, India’s first genomics-based test for diagnosing infectious diseases, through a collaboration between IIT-Bombay-based HaystackAnalytics and NIMS Medicity.

  • ‘InfexnTM’ is designed to detect bacterial and fungal infections, as well as antimicrobial resistance genes, and can be performed within hospital settings.

This test represents a significant breakthrough in medical diagnostics and promises to deliver precise results within 24 hours by utilizing genome sequencing technology.