Researchers at IIT Bombay design porter to effectively deliver cancer drugs

Researchers from IIT Bombay have designed a protein-based carrier for delivering drugs into cancer cells. An effective strategy towards treating cancer is to deliver just the right dose of the anticancer drug to kill only cancerous cells and cause minimum damage to other healthy tissues

Researchers at IIT Bombay design porter to effectively deliver cancer drugsScientists are experimenting with various techniques to achieve targeted delivery and controlled release of anti-cancer drugs. In a recent study, researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) have used a protein derived from the serum of cows, called bovine serum albumin (BSA), in a saline solution, to make a hydrogel that acts […]

Accident: Splint to help docs, paramedics immobilise broken limb

The ‘Splint’ or for a layman understanding - a bandage, will help the paramedics and doctors to potentially avoid the second injury after an accident. It is portable and easy to apply on the hands and legs

Accident: Splint to help docs, paramedics immobilise broken limbEvery year, thousands of people accidentally break their bones. The fracture, which causes pain, if not treated on time, even a small loss of the function can result in lifelong disability. When a person suffers a fracture, the immobilisation of the fractured limb plays a crucial role in the treatment and its management. If one […]

MedTech: Researchers develop smart stethoscope for better, early diagnosis of heart disease

Our heartbeat determines our health. Isn’t it? The doctor listens to our heartbeats with a stethoscope and then identifies the ailment. Researchers from IIT-Bombay have developed a device which will help the doctors to hear heartbeats more clearly

MedTech: Researchers develop smart stethoscope for better, early diagnosis of heart diseaseListening to an infant’s heartbeat plays a crucial role in the diagnosis and management of a disease. If a doctor can hear the heartbeats clearly, it would enable him to diagnose the disease more accurately. Researchers from IIT-Bombay (IIT-B) have developed a small modular device which can be attached to a stethoscope and it will […]

MedTech: IIT-B student designs portable operating room, showcases in BETIC-2019

With the technical advancement in the medical field, every day, scientists are coming up with newer products, which change the narrative of the healthcare system. Dinoj Joseph, a 29-year-old researcher, from IIT-Bombay, developed the portable operating room, which can be shifted from one place to another, as per the requirement

MedTech: IIT-B student designs portable operating room, showcases in BETIC-2019You must have heard about the portable ECG machines, ultrasound machines, and chargers, but have you heard about a portable operation room? No, right? You must be thinking, how could an operation room become portable? With the advancement in the field of medical technology and biotechnology, every day, scientists are coming up with newer and […]

BETiC unveils 20 low-cost medical device innovations at its annual expo

20 novel medical devices were on display at the 5th Annual Symposium and Medical Device Expo held at IIT Bombay between April 12-13. The event was organised by BETiC - Biomedical Engineering & Technology (incubation) Centre, as part of IIT Bombay’s Diamond Jubilee celebration

BETiC unveils 20 low-cost medical device innovations at its annual expoAneesh Karma, a 36-year-old,  was beaming with pride as he stood near his medical device innovation- KAFO- a knee ankle foot orthosis, popularly known as callipers that enables people with weak legs to walk. Aneesh’s KAFO was one of the 20 novel medical devices that were on display at the 5th Annual Symposium and Medical […]

IIT Bombay: Experiment gone awry, 3 staffers sustain burn injuries

An experiment gone wrong has disastrous consequences for three people at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay when a hydrogen balloon burst in their face causing minor burn injuries

IIT Bombay: Experiment gone awry, 3 staffers sustain burn injuriesThe accident occurred at aerospace department’s foyer. A person from the mechanical department and two interns suffered injuries. There were rushed to the National Burns Centre at Airoli. At 12.30pm today, a minor incident occurred outside the foyer of the aerospace department at IIT Bombay. Tushar Jadhav, a former dual degree student of Aerospace Engineering […]

IIT research: Excessive usage of cell phone causes brain cancer

Smartphones have entirely changed the world of communication, and the impact of its introduction is visible on personal as well as professional lives. While, smart phones provide an efficient and easy way to communicate with friends, family and co-workers, excessive use can take a toll on your health

IIT research: Excessive usage of cell phone causes brain cancerA survey conducted by The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, revealed that due to excessive of mobile, emission of radiation and other hazardous waves from the mobile, increases the risk of developing brain cancer by 400 per cent. Due to the overuse of mobile phones, more radio activities were found in patients with brain […]

No surgery: IIT researchers create device that treats oral cancer

Oral cancer is said to be one of the most deadly type of cancer among Indian men. This device can be a crucial game-changer because it will treat oral cancer in less than RS 10,000. The device will be using polymer gold nanoparticles as an agent to remove the tumorous cells. The heat emitted will kill the cancer cells, carefully by excluding the healthy cells

No surgery: IIT researchers create device that treats oral cancerResearchers in Mumbai have initiated a crowdfunding campaign in order to conduct a clinical trial. The clinical trial will be used to test a medical device that will be a one-stop treatment for oral cancer. This device will help treat oral cancer without the requirement of surgery. The device is called ‘Oranano C’ as it […]

That ‘pinch of salt’ tied to hypertension

According to World Health Organization, 9.8 million people die every year due to hypertension. The single most important cause for hypertension is salt. Hence, there is a very strong need to control salt consumption. On November 12, 'Salt Satyagraha' was held at IIT Powai in order to create awareness about the same

That ‘pinch of salt’ tied to hypertensionFor most of the Indians, bland food is a no-no and the taste enhancer that has turned into our best food-buddy. Yes! Salt has come a long way. Salt is perhaps most well-known for its roles as a food preservative and flavoring agent. However, studies regarding salt consumption and its ill-effects have been highlighted quite a few times. […]

Biomedical students develop innovative injection for kids 

 An innovative injection, or rather ‘funjection,’ is a new spin on traditional injections. This device is designed in such a way that a syringe of the injection is covered with a toy and children are then deceived while they are being injected

Biomedical students develop innovative injection for kids At a recently held Medical Device Innovation Camp (MEDIC) in Pune an innovative device named as ‘funjection’ caught the attention of all. It is a devised made by a team of students and professor which will help in nullifying the pain of injection for children. The device is designed in such a way that a […]