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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.