NRI invents diagnostic device to help diabetics

Jairaj Kumar, an NRI scientist, explaining the concept of his invention ‘Diasense’, a diabetes damage detection device, to US and Indian government functionaries at the American-Indo Expo at New Delhi recently. Photo: Special Arrangement   | Photo Credit: arranged

Diasense, a medical diagnostic damage detection device invented by Jairaj Kumar, an NRI scientist hailing from Chittoor district, is all set to take the commercial market by storm. The medical device will be a great boon to diabetics as it can detect hidden possibilities of any lurking danger due to diabetes.

The Central Government recognised the commercial potential as well as national importance of the product and hence offered to fund the project through Technology Development Board which comes under the Ministry of Science and Technology.

This non-invasive device will use the only direct diagnostic technique available in the world to reveal diabetics' exact condition. Screening of individuals on this device will help them prevent the onset of complications due to diabetes. A medical doctor by profession, Dr. Kumar has done extensive research on diabetes. He developed technology to detect diabetic neuropathy. His achievements include Phillips Best Inventor Award in 2009, DST-Lockheed Martin Gold Medal in the year 2010 and Best Medical Electronics Product of the year 2011, USA. He has written over 50 international research papers, and has filed over 13 patents.

The technology can detect diabetic neuropathy and can reveal hidden possibilities of any lurking danger due to diabetes. It can non-invasively quantify progression of neuropathy. This highly sensitive device can detect changes even in short intervals (monthly testing) thereby identifying minor or major deterioration or reversal of the condition.

City-based Khyatha Abhijit Pharma and Healthcare Systems, promoted by Managing director P. S.N. Raju is the driving force behind establishing the pharmaceutical and medical devices manufacturing company.

His company acquired exclusive patent rights to manufacture and market the diagnostic device. The manufacturing facility, its corporate office and research and development lab are being set up in the city shortly with an investment of more than Rs.50 crore.

Diabetic neuropathy is a complication of diabetes in which nerves are damaged due to long-term high levels of blood sugar or hyperglycemia.

Diabetic neuropathy can affect many parts of the body including the legs, feet, bladder, heart, gastrointestinal system, and reproductive system.

Nerve supply to each and every corner of the feet can be analysed with ease with the device; report generation in as quick as three minutes and there is immediate Intranet facility for report.

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