Nasal-pharyngeal Swabs for COVID-19 sample collection

CSIR- National Chemical Laboratory developed NP swabs for Covid19 sample collection. It is an appropriately small size for paediatric, nasopharyngeal or urethral genital sample collection. Approved by ICMR, the technology has been licensed to Ms. Chembond Polymers and Materials Pvt. Ltd. (CPML), Mumbai. CPML has now started commercial manufacturing of these nasal swabs under the name, Kemylon Swabs. The company has established a facility to produce 1 lakh swabs per day.

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