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Problem being addressed:

Mass scale testing is an increasing challenge as India tries to arrest the spread of Covid-19. The test collection leg is expensive and will soon become a bottleneck to scale testing, if the virus spreads prescribe) + innovative ways to administer the test so that we can test at scale.

Unique solution:

Aim to reduce cost of testing by 60-80% by pooling RT-PCR samples thereby reducing the need for RT-PCR machines. The project also aims to identify the potential hotspots in Karnataka.


Anup Malani (Professor, University of Chicago Law School), Manoj Mohanan (Associate Professor, Duke Sanford School of Public Policy) and Anu Acharya (Founder, MapMyGenome); fully operational research team supported by state health workers