IIT Roorkee Startups Tackling COVID-19 Through Innovative Technologies

Startups and entrepreneurs of IIT Roorkee are taking technology and medical devices to the next level by developing technology and medical equipment against the COVID-19. Incorporated into the TIDES Business Incubator, these products are going to be available on the market soon, covering a wide spectrum from diagnosis, treatment and safety in the event of an epidemic. Also Read – 10 crores to donate to SunRisers Hyderabad. Coronovirus epidemic relief

“During this unprecedented time, we are committed to increasing government efforts to combat COVID-19. The TIDES Business Incubator plays a catalytic role in encouraging the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation. By designing tools for diagnosis, treatment and safety, we are ready to face challenges in this crisis, ”said Azam Ali Khan, CEO, TIDES, IIT Roorkee. Also Read – Cheteshwar Pujara’s deal with Gloucestershire closed due to Cornevirus Pandemic

Log9 Materials, a Sequoia and Exfinity funded startup, is an innovative, first-of-its-kind product called CoronaOven that utilizes UV-C light in combination with key design parameters in order to effectively clean surfaces of various designs Does come with. Products / items of regular use in healthcare and home settings, thus preventing surface-to-human transmission (Kovid-19 virus-causing). Graduated from TIDES, Log9 Materials developed the technology within 2 weeks, facing lockdown challenges and is now ready for mass deployment. Also read- PM Modi spoke to South Korean President, its effect on coronovirus situation, economy

Raven Eye, an incubated startup founded by Professor Kamal Jain of IIT Roorkee, has developed a monitoring system to fight COVID-19 through a unique tracking mobile application. Using geo-fencing technology, the system generates alerts if anyone violates quarantine. If the network is not available, the application will send alerts via SMS.

Realizing the extreme need for sanitizers to fight COVID-19 proliferation and imminent scarcity, Heal Agnostics Pvt Ltd developed a herbal sanitizer in the lab itself and distributed it over 2500 liters, which is free on the IIT Roorkee campus . The startup is primarily developing technology to rapidly detect various types of cancer, but living up to the true spirit of an entrepreneur, they rose to the occasion to meet the need on time.

“It is heartening to know that our incubated companies, past and present, are coming forward to deal with COVID-19. We stand with the government at this critical juncture and I sincerely hope that our country will be able to save us from widespread calamity. ‘

With the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the country, the biggest challenge is to ensure adequate volume of ventilators. Professor Akshay Dwivedi and Professor Arup Das of the Department of Mechanical Engineering along with AIIMS Rishikesh developed a low-cost, portable closed-loop ventilator. The aptly named, ly prana air ‘, is the reaction near the ventilator that can control the amount of tides and breaths per minute. Some features of the ventilator are remote monitoring by health professionals, touch screen control of all operating parameters, temperature control for inhaled air, and temperature control. The ventilator has generated exceptional interest from the industry community with several proposals for scale manufacturing. The team has also developed a face shield that can be used by health workers / doctors while treating COVID-19 patients.

Shellius, a smart helmet startup founded by alumnais Amit Pathak, is developing a powered air purifying respirator (PAPR), which health workers / doctors can use to combat infections on hospital premises. They are also working separately on another model of low-cost respiratory support. Cleantech startup, led by a group of IIT R alumni, is developing a very low-cost reusable mask that can be made available on a large scale. Both Shellios and Wayan are funded by TIES BI.

The test right solution, founded by former student Shubham Rathore, is developing a real-time PCR and virus detection kit. This indigenously developed system is sourced at 1 / 4th of the cost and will multiply the number of tests conducted, increasing the existing hospital and laboratory facilities available in the country. TBS Planet, a media tech start-up at IBS Roorkee, is offering a free online subscription to its comics to inspire children during the lockdown period.

All the above entrepreneurs and others are going an extra mile to develop technology for the public in a cost effective manner. The most interesting aspect is that the products are developed in laboratories in no time, overcoming supply chain limitations and access to equipment. However, the results, thus, only re-emphasize the role played by the institution and its alumni in such challenging times.

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