BH CORRESPONDENT, Kolkata: The Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur has set up research funding for research and development work related to coronavirus. The prestigious institute has submitted a list of projects to the IIT Council last week of which eight projects have been selected.
The researchers would be working on several technologies such as development of smartphone-integrated paper-strip kit for rapid low-cost diagnostics of COVID-19 infection (Prof. Arindam Mondal and Prof. Suman Chakraborty), design and development of an indigenous real time PCR machine (Prof. Anandaroop Bhattacharya, Prof. Prasanta K. Das, Prof. Suman Chakraborty (ME Dept), with inputs from Dept. of Biotechnology and Physics), design and development of a bodysuit for COVID-19 patients to prevent the spread of infection (Prof. Nishant Chakravorty), personal protective equipment for healthcare workers (Prof. Santanu Dhara and Prof. Sangeeta Das Bhattacharya) and several others.
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