Bharathan Interviewed About COVID-19 Testing Collaboration With Takara Biosciences

Posted on 5/17/2021 3:32:41 PM

Narayanaswamy BharathanHear how Takara Bio USA’s collaboration with Narayanaswamy Bharathan at IUP and with the Indiana Regional Medical Center enables better and faster testing for rural communities in this series of short videos.

Driven by his quest to solve the COVID-19 testing bottleneck at IRMC and in the surrounding community of Indiana, Pennsylvania, Bharathan, chair of the Department of Biology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, developed a new, in-house, extractionless protocol using PrimeDirect Probe RT-qPCR Mix for fast, inexpensive COVID-19 testing of crude samples.