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Bengaluru, Sept 9 (PTI): A slew of products of startups
incubated by Bangalore Bio-innovation Centre and Startup
Karnataka were launched here on Wednesday to combat the
The 22 new products include "simple and cost-effective"
method of RNA (Ribonucleic acid) isolation to be used in RT-
PCR (real time-polymerase chain reaction) for the detection
of COVID-19, portable medical-grade refrigeration system for
the safe transport of biologicals like vaccines and Doctor
VideoBot to address queries about transmission.
Among them, six products were supervised by the
Bengaluru Bio-Innovation Centre (BBC) under the aegis of
Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS) and 16
products were supervised by Karnataka Startup Cell, KITS,
Department of Electronics, IT, BT, and S&T.
The products, launched by Deputy Chief Minister C N
Ashwath Narayan through an online platform, have exhibited
the innovation potential of Bengaluru and the state of
Karnataka, an official press release said.
Narayan is also Minister for IT, BT, and S&T.
Additional Chief Secretary to the Department of IT, BT
and S&T, E V Ramana Reddy, said the department has provided
help to get the 22 products developed to the launch stage and
would help them in connecting them to right business partners
through Karnataka Startup Cell and the BBC.
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between
IIT-SINE, Mumbai, and BBC to open up a co-incubation model
where funding and technical expertise would meet networking
support, the officials said.
Among the products was CoviDx mPlex 3R and 4R which is an
in-vitro RT-PCR qualitative assay for the detection of
COVID-19 utilising three and four genes identification.
UVEE beamer is a device that eliminates germs by
denaturing their DNA within 30 seconds and is unmanned with
360 degrees UV exposure.
RespirAID is a portable, affordable alternative for
prolonged manual ventilation that delivers intermittent
positive pressure ventilation with essential ventilator
parameters and provides automated respiratory assistance for
Also, Emvlio, a portable medical-grade refrigeration
system, is for safe transport of biologicals like vaccines,
blood and serums.
AskDoc, a Doctor VideoBot addressing queries on COVID-19
disease transmission and contagion control, is supported with
multi-lingual voice and text formats.
Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI
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