New Delhi, India -- Technology Centers, Bhubaneswar, Jamshedpur and Kolkata of the Ministry of MSME are now manufacturing critical parts of Real Time Quantitative Micro PCR System for AMTZ, Vishakhapatnam. This machine can give Covid-19 test results in less than 1 hour (normal test result takes minimum 24 hours) and has been designed by a private MSME enterprise. These machines are compact and may be taken for testing anywhere, anytime, real-time. The teams of the Technology Centers are working in 2 to 3 shifts to supply components for 600 Testing Machines. A total of 150 Testing Machine components have already been supplied to AMTZ. The stainless-steel components, having an accuracy of 5 micron, are being manufactured on the best machines of the world.
This Corona Testing Device will be helpful to carry out testing at an affordable cost. The manufacture of the machine was made possible with active collaboration and support by the Technology Centers of the Ministry of MSME located at Bhubaneswar, Jamshedpur and Kolkata.
The Technology Centers set up by the Ministry of MSME play a crucial role in providing practical skill development training to more than to 2 lakh youth and industry workforce every year. These 18 existing Technology Centers provide technological support to industries through design and manufacture of tools, precision components, mould and dies, forging & foundry, electronics, electrical measuring instruments, fragrance and flavour, glass, footwear and sports goods etc. Some of these Centers, apart from extending design, development and manufacturing support to MSMEs for complex tools, parts and components, have also supported strategic sectors such as Defense and Aerospace for their research and development requirements.
The Centers have been active in the present Covid crisis working on supporting the manufacture of medical equipment, PPE, masks, sanitisers, etc.
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