Division of Biological and Life Sciences Students win C-CAMP Competition
Bhavya Mod, Vaidehi Shah, Nirali Desai and Ruchit Patel, students of Division of Biological and Life Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences, have secured the prize for the Best Product Presentation at the ‘National Life Science Entrepreneurship Awareness Programme’ under BREC - BIRAC Regional Entrepreneurship Centre, established at C-CAMP, IIM Ahmedabad. The prize-winning product is a chip-based device which could act as an indicator of a possible cardiac arrest. Any damage to the myocardium (muscle tissue of the heart) causes the release of hormone Troponin into the bloodstream. The device has an antibody-coated nano paper which can detect Troponin from a few drops of blood and can give a colourimetric change which then can be quantified into an RGB value using a smartphone camera. The low cost and portability of the device gives quick results and is much more utilitarian than the tedious and expensive laboratory tests.