AMRD- Panjab University
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As a solution to the development of point of care diagnostic kit, we propose an electrochemical device which is potentially able to detect a chemical signal in the reaction mixture. For the detection of antimicrobial resistance in humans, which is rising at an alarming rate, this would be an all-in-one device which consolidates electrochemical circuit components and an output displaying screen. The device will be sensitive, would include an inbuilt amplification system which escalates the magnitude of the primary signal and specific, it does not neglect the background value of the chemical in the sample. This device shall focus on the detection of effective action of antibiotic (if any) in the said sample.
The team has Dr Rohit Sharma as its scientific advisor for his experience in the field of microbiology. Dr Sharma is presently the Chair of Department of Microbial Biotechnology and is also heading the Cluster Innovation Centre in Biotechnology funded by BIRAC. He has an experience of developing many processes for high value commercials and has collaborated with many industries. The other member Ms Shivanshi Vashist, a young innovator, is presently a Masters student at the Department of Microbial Biotechnology, Panjab University, India and a researcher for the work. The diversity of the group can be gauged from the fact that the group is collaborating with a electronic engineers for the development of such point-of-care devices. All group members have complementary skill sets which is mandatory for the success of such a project.