Start-ups incubated at IIT-H come up with two new technologies

Unveiled at Second Graduation Pitch Day-2018

Published - August 01, 2018 09:42 pm IST - SANGAREDDY

HEAMAC Healthcare Private Limited that aims to address pressing needs in neonatal and maternal care, has developed a product to help infants who are suffering from physiological jaundice.

Kvayat Medical, another healthcare research organisation, has developed a product for faecal management to assist bed-bound individuals and enable them to lead life with dignity.

Both these are the Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad (IITH)-incubated start-ups and the technologies developed by them were unveiled at Second Graduation Pitch Day-2018 held on campus on Wednesday. The jury panel comprised leading healthcare practitioners from hospital networks including Kamineni and Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, and academics from Stanford University.

Lauding the start-ups and the technologies developed by them, U.B. Desai, Director, IIT-H, said, “The institute is proud to incubate start-ups that are coming up with products that will have a huge impact on society. We are sure their ideas will have a lot of traction with Indian healthcare community. We look forward to more start-ups coming up with innovative products from the upcoming CfHE batches.”

Speaking about the two start-ups, Renu John, co-head, CfHE and head of Department of Biomedical Engineering, said the clinical immersions of the teams at Kamineni Hospital and Asian Institute of Gastroenterology were helpful in identifying the unmet needs in healthcare. The biodesign process and the mentorship by various domain experts helped the teams in successfully identifying the right scope and focus towards the development of the products, added Dr. John.

Anurag Mairal, director, Global Outreach Programmes, Stanford Byers Centre for Biodesign, Stanford University, said the IIT-H Centre for Healthcare Entrepreneurship programme has quickly become a well-structured effort with a high-quality pool of fellows and partners. The focus on biodesign methodology that forms the basis of the Centre’s Fellowship has led to new ideas that serve the real needs of India’s healthcare system. Prasad Muddam, co-founder of HEAMAC Healthcare Pvt. Ltd, and Sai Laxman Bharadwaj, co-founder of Kvayat Medical, gave presentations on the occasion and interacted with the investors.

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