The IIT Alumni Council and CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB) has signed an agreement to jointly conduct COVID-19 research and patient data analysis.

The Agreement

The statement for the signing of the agreement, it was also informed that worlds’s largest Imaging data of 8500 patients are from the temporary COVID Care Facility at the National Sports Club of India Dome (NSCI Dome) at Southern Mumbai’s Worli.

The MegaLab Mumbai will have 3 independent lines. 1st line with a capacity of 10 lakh tests per month, 2nd with 3 lakh tests per month, and the 3rd line with 6 lakh tests per Month. In combination, all 3 independent lines will have a total capacity of 10 million( 1 Crore) tests per month.

MegaLab Mumbai is part of the COVID-19 initiative. COVID-19 initiative was launched by IIT Alumni Council in February 2020.

CSIR-IGIB (formerly Centre for Biochemical Technology) is a constituent laboratory set up by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

IIT Alumni Council and CSIR-IGIB Agreement