Affordable Paper Microfluidic Device For Blood Glucose And Cholesterol Detection
Project Description :

Diabetes is commonly known as a lifestyle disorder. 3 kinds of diabetes prevail around the globe which claimed 5 million lives in 2015, india alone registered a million deaths. in india 69.2 million adults (aged 20-79) are diabetic. 70,200 children (aged 0-14) were found to be affected with diabetes type 1. developed countries like usa spent $320 billion, whereas india spends 100 folds lesser. although we carry a major burden of the disease we spend lowly per person. the economic burden of the disease is 126 trillion rupees (by the year 2030) as estimated by world economic forum. to contain the disease. good self-management and healthcare professionals support is required. as it must be achieved with the current resources available, we need to provide world class services at fraction of the world budget. how can that be done? we need to do more from less. our proposal is a ₹2 device which can be used at the remotest of locations by an unskilled person. the enzyme is stabilized and printed on the paper strip which will show colour change when 2 drops of substrate(urine/blood) are added by the user. the colour change is detected by a phone camera and quantified. the device can be used by asha workers, clinicians, hospitals etc for prescreening. hypercholesterolemia is one of the many cardiovascular diseases that affect us. high cholesterol can give rise to many of these issues. it is a leading non communicable disease and has been the number one killer in india, it claimed more lives than cancer or malaria. we have developed a paper based device to detect cholesterol in serum.

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Project Details :
  • Date : Jun 22,2016
  • Innovator : Avisek Barla
  • Team Members : Shantimoy Kar Tarun Agarwal Shubhanath Behera Varun Varma
  • Guide Name : Dr Vignesh Muthuvijayan
  • University : Indian Institutes of Technology Madras
  • Submission Year : 2017
  • Category : Biomedical Engineering
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