We are thrilled to announce the selection of yet another WRCB-funded project for a Biotechnology Ignition funding (BIG) funding. Dr. Vinay Patel, Prof. Rohit Srivastava, and their team have won the BIG-22 grant for their research proposal 'GlyASens: A handheld IoT enabled low-cost device for monitoring glycated albumin.'
GlyASens is a non-invasive diagnostic kit that can detect glycated albumin, a short-term biomarker (2-3 weeks) to measure blood sugar levels. It can measure blood sugar levels in patients with uncontrolled diabetes, hemolytic anemia, etc. This project received a WRCB grant in the year 2018.
Dr. Patel is a postdoctoral fellow at the NanoBios Lab, headed by Prof. Srivastava. He has completed his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from McMaster University. He has over seven years of experience in sensor fabrication and biomedical device development. He is a member of RSB and IEEE and has received multiple awards, including Outstanding graduate student, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, and the Institute silver medal, IIT Kharagpur.
Prof. Srivastava is a professor at the Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering and the Himanshu Patel Chair Professor in Applied Biosciences at IIT Bombay. Prof. Srivastava also leads the NanoBios lab at the Institute. He is a fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), National Academy of Medical Sciences (India) (NAMS), National Academy of Sciences, India, etc. He is an expert in medical diagnostic devices, photothermal cancer therapy, and nanoengineered materials. He is also a Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar awardee for Science and Technology in Medical Sciences (2021) for his contributions to developing affordable medical devices.
Hearty congratulations to Dr. Patel, Prof. Srivastava, and the team!