CCMB establishes stable cultures of Coronavirus from patients’ samples
- The Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology has established stable cultures of Corona virus from patients’ samples.
- Virologists at CCMB have isolated infectious viruses from several isolates.
- The ability to culture the virus in the lab enables the scientists to work towards vaccine development and testing of potential drugs to fight COVID-19.
- CCMB has also started testing potential drugs with other partners such as the Defence Research Development Organization using this viral culture.