Rare Disease Diagnostics features in CSIR's top 10 innovations in 2018

posted Dec 26, 2018, 2:07 AM by Vinod Scaria
The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has had an exciting 2018 where India’s first biofuel powered flight, aerospace technology, research in rare diseases, stroke, artificial intelligence and water disinfection have seen a major boost. Ranked 9th in the world, amongst a total of 1,207 government institutions, according to Scimago Institutions ranking, the institute has come a long way. These are ten exciting achievements which are going to take shape in the year 2019.

With 72,611,605 million Indians suffering from rare diseases there is a need for cost effective genetic tests which can be provided to the people. CSIR is working with a private company for licensing of 27 approved genetic tests which can be used commercially and will be launched in 2019.