About the Initiative The unfolding epidemic of COVID-19 has been spreading through the country. IICB has historically responded to the diseases affecting Indians since the era of Prof. JC Ray. IICB made significant contributions in Kala azar (parasitic disease) and cholera (bacterial disease) at the right time. We now take endeavors to responsibly respond to the viral diseases of modern times. To begin with, we developed this webresource that can help both the public a as well as the R&D community in the country and the world regarding the unfolding of COVID-19 epidemic.
CSIR-IICB joined hands with Indian Army to fight COVID-19.
On request from them, a Real Time PCR instrument was commissioned at Command Hospital Kolkata for COVID-19 testing from Dr. Arun Bandyopadhyay's lab.
CSIR-IICB distributed 5000 bottles of hand sanitizers.