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8 COVID-19 related IIT-KGP projects approved

8 COVID-19 related IIT-KGP projects approved
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Kolkata, Apr 20 (PTI) The Council of Indian Institutes

of Technology, the governing body of all the IITs, has

approved eight COVID-19 related projects submitted by the IIT

Kharagpur and the first phase of the projects is expected to

start immediately after the lockdown is relaxed.

Researchers would be working on several projects such

as designing and developing bodysuit for COVID-19 patients,

personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers,

rapid diagnostic kit, and portable shredder integrated with

sterilizer, the statement said.

Other projects approved by the IIT Council included

real-time PCR (Polymerase chain reaction) machine, suit with

forced purified and cooled air circulation for medical

professionals, bootstrapping ambu-bag as automated

ventilator, telemedicine for fighting a viral pandemic, large

scale production of recombinant proteins for vaccine and

testing.

"IIT Kharagpur has set up research funding for R&D

work related to COVID-19. The Institute submitted a list of

projects to the IIT Council of which 8 projects have been

selected. An amount of Rs 50 Lakh has been allotted for phase

I of 8 projects towards development of prototypes," a

statement issued by the IIT-KGP said on Monday.

For most of these projects, the prototypes are

expected to be ready within 3-4 weeks, while a couple of them

would take about 6 months to deliver the results, it said.

IIT-KGP Director Prof Virendra Kumar Tewari said,

"While we built some quick technologies to cater to the

immediate needs of the essential service providers at the

campus, we were simultaneously preparing project proposals and

evaluating them keeping in mind the immediate need of the

country, cost and product delivery period.

"IIT Kharagpur has a proven track record towards

development of indigenous health and hygiene technologies

which are affordable, high-quality at par with globally

accepted standards, and commercially viable, he said.

"Our researchers are committed to deliver the

prototypes within a constrained timeline considering the

healthcare needs in the current situation, Tewari said. PTI

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