Industrial Innovations

Glucose Bio-Sensor

The process was developed at NPL, New Delhi under DST sponsorship. The Corporation licensed the process to two firms one in Bangalore and the other in Faridabad. Since these firms encountered some problems in commencing their commercial production, the Corporation sponsored Rs. 6.00 lakhs (Rs.1.50 lakhs already released) to NPL for further improvement of the process. The two firms are now manufacturing the product based on the improved process and have achieved commercial success. They have also started paying royalties. Thus a technology which was heading for legal action was converted into a success by the technical and financial inputs from NRDC. Moreover, the product is available in the country at a much cheaper price than the imported product and the common people can afford to utilise the instrument very easily.

Area: Chemical Sciences

Funding agency: Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India

Implementing institute: National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), Govt. of India

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