In a unique partnership, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham joined hands with Wipro Technologies, Bangalore to work on an end-to-end diabetes solution. The project entitled “Low Cost Device and Cloud Enabled Smart Solution for Diabetes Care” is funded by DBT-BIRAC, Government of India. The project utilizes the patented Automated Insulin Pump as well as the novel non-enzymatic glucose monitoring system developed by Amrita and linked via a mobile application developed by Wipro Technologies. Data from patients utilizing these devices would be transferred via the mobile app to a cloud and dedicated server hosted by Wipro, thus providing an interface between a diabetic patient and a 24×7 diabetes helpline, endocrinologists and care-giver. This project on completion holds tremendous potential to healthcare for the 65 million diabetic patients in India today.
Dr. Bipin Nair, of Cell Biology group at Amrita School of Biotechnology, and Mr. Jyotirmay Datta, Vice-President, Medical Devices, Wipro Technologies, jointly unveiled the details of the project at a program held at Bengaluru.
BIRAC, a public sector undertaking of the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), has been set up to nurture the biotech innovation ecosystem, support start-ups and SMEs for innovation research and promote affordable product development through public-private partnership.