Device to Detect Malaria Developed
By Express News Service | Published: 27th October 2014 06:01 AM |
BANGALORE : The Central government’s Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) recently awarded an IISc team the ‘Best Innovator’s Pitch Award’ for their work on developing a handheld device that can detect malaria in half-an-hour.
The device is being developed by Dr Sai Siva Gorthi, assistant professor in the Department of Instrumentation and Applied Physics, IISc, and his team.
Dr Gorthi’s team is working towards a low-cost diagnostic instrument that takes in a small sample of blood, analyses individual cells, and detects cells that are infected by the parasite.