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Saturday, December 22, 2007

vision chip from X Cyton

Bangalore-based XCyton Diagnostics has launched the DNA macro chip, a molecular diagnostic kit, for identifying a range of pathogens causing eye diseases in the country recently. Promotor of this technology start-up, Dr. Ravi Kumar served as a scientist at AstraZeneca Research Foundation from 1986 to 1993 after which he went on to set up XCyton Diagnostics Limited.Scientists from the Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology (CCMB) along with clinicians at the L V Prasad Eye Institute, both in Hyderabad; from Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, and the RP Centre, New Delhi, have under the New Millennium Indian Technology Leadership Initiative (NMITLI) programme of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), developed the DNA based diagnostic chip.

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