The Presient of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee hosted lunch for 100 Women Achievers in Rashtrapati Bhavan.
6th BIRAC meet Inaugurated by Dr. Harsh Vardhan in New Delhi.
Global Healthcare companies seek to bet on Indian Startups for fresh start.
Hyderabad-based xBITS, founded by BITS Pilani Hyderabad professor Suman Kapur in 2014, intends to explore similar partnerships with multinationals in the next three years to enter international markets with RightBiotic, a lowcost portable device currently approved for rapid urine culture testing in four hours. According to Kapur, it can also ascertain which antibiotics need to be administered and would be a relevant solution to growing resistance to this family of drugs. Work is also underway to enable Right-Biotic to diagnose bacterial infection in any biological fluid in the same time frame, she added. At the same time, many Indian startups say a paucity of capital support makes it difficult to reach a stage where they could interest global firms with their innovation.
Two Winning Innovations.
xBITS - Runnerup of competition sponsored by Unitus, PATH, Pfizer and many more
Fastest Antibiotic Finder developed.
THE HINDU BUSINESSLINE, Hyderabad
Scientist at BITS Pilani develops device to test antibiotic sensitivity.
THE HINDU, Hyderabad
Low Cost device developed to test Antibiotic sensitivity in less time.
YOUR STORY- DR. Suman Kapur
The mastermind who invented the cheapest and fastest device for determining your resistance to antibiotics, almost didn’t get to pursue higher studies.
Faster, Cheaper Urinary Tract Infection Test.