Scientific Institutions

IIT Delhi Start-ups E-TEX and Clensta launch antiviral protection kit for COVID-19 Care

With an ambition to provide protective cover to people in these challenging times, two IIT Delhi incubated start-ups, E-TEX and Clensta, have teamed up and launched a complete antiviral protection kit for masses at an affordable price on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s 151st Birth Anniversary. The antiviral kit, unveiled by Prof V. Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT Delhi, consists of a novel Clensta protection lotion and hand sanitizer, E-TEX Kawach Antiviral T-Shirt, and Kawach Mask. The products are backed up by experts from the chemical and textile departments of IIT Delhi. The lotion can be used over any exposed part of the body including face and hands. The application of the product keeps the users safe from viruses by disrupting it for almost 24 hours and reduces the extended use of alcohol-based sanitizers and washing hands multiple times a day. The antiviral efficacy of the Clensta lotion was conducted at different intervals of times and found to be 99.95% effective in virus protection as per American Society for Testing & Materials (ASTM)-E-1052-20.


Merging homecare & healthcare, IIT Kharagpur launches iMediX Telemedicine Technology

IIT Kharagpur launched iMediX, a telemedicine technology, developed by researchers at the Department of Computer Science & Engineering under the guidance of Prof. Jayanta Mukhopadhyay. The system integrates homecare with healthcare services from the hospital. Considering the emergent needs due to COVID-19 pandemic, the system facilitates critical healthcare support to patients at their doorsteps through remote consultation by a physician. The system is accessible by any standard internet browser and also from a mobile device. 20 The software was launched on October 2, 2020, on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti and will be integrated at the Dr B. C. Roy Technology Hospital of the Institute which provides emergency healthcare services for the campus residents and employees.