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Healing touch of gold

How safe are gold nanostructures for treating cancer patients?  Quite safe now says a research team at IITB. The team has engineered a new gold nanoparticle called Lipos Au NPs that has unprecedented potential to cure cancer in a biologically safe and noninvasive way.

Teamwork is Superpower

Ten robots are working independently to push a cargo. Can they produce a net force equivalent to that of eleven robots working independently? The answer is, YES, it is possible in the nano-bio world — each robot has to switch between two “states”, based on a set of rules!

Micro-chip for Blood Separation

Pathological examination of blood requires the plasma to be separated from the red blood cells and the white blood cells.  Usually this is done by centrifugation (high speed rotation) of the blood. The disadvantage with this is that it requires a significant amount of blood and a centrifuge cannot be integrated with a microdevice for point-of-care applications. Researchers at IIT Bombay have now designed a microfluidic chip for blood separation, that can function with a very little blood. Importantly, the microfluidic chip offers almost 100% efficiency in the separation.

Drawing Blood From Veins May Not Hurt Anymore

IIT Bombay student develops a device to locate veins before drawing blood.

For many of us, the thought of being pricked by a needle to draw blood or inject drugs is horrifying, right? What if you had to be pierced many times because the right vein could not be identified? Nightmarish you say? Soon, this could be the thing of past, thanks to an award-winning ‘vein tracer’ by Mr. Trivikram Annamali, a student of the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.

Technology to Tackle the Toxic Arsenic

Researchers from IIT Bombay build low cost, easy to maintain arsenic filters for rural communities.Excess of arsenic in drinking water leads to arsenic poisoning which is linked to cancer, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes in adults and cognitive impairments in unborn babies.Now, researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) have developed a filter that can reduce arsenic content in drinking water to acceptable levels.

Research group from IIT Bombay recognised for their work that shows a scientific basis for homoeopathic medicines and its connection to nanotechnology

In the recently announced AYUSH awards presented by the Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), an autonomous body of the Ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy), a research group from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay has won two top prestigious awards.  

Flexible electronics: Electronics that can bend, flex, stretch or fold

Imagine that you can wrap your mobile phone around your wrist or rollout a screen from it so that you can watch full colour television, a movie, read a book or a newspaper. Imagine a portable rolled out television that can be sticked on the window like a wallpaper or a solar cell panel that you can carry in a foldable format during your next hiking on the Himalayas. Even more, you can have a tattoo applied on any part of your body that can continuously measure your blood pressure, heart rate, glucose level, perform ECG or deliver the drug as an when required.

Sustainable composites for electronics

Electronic waste comprising of predominantly consumer electronic goods is increasing at an alarming rate since the past decade. Treating this electronic waste to recover as many valuables as possible is one way to tackle this menace without changing any of the materials or manufacturing processes. An alternative however is to develop technologies that will utilise only environmentally friendly and sustainable materials for the next generation of consumer electronic devices.

Development of indigenous lithium-ion battery prototype with safe and energy dense chemistry from India

The lithium-ion battery is a widely used energy storage technology because of its high volumetric and gravimetric energy density. These batteries are used in portable electronics, electric vehicles and even at power stations to provide uninterrupted power supply. These batteries have tiny memory effect, low self-discharge and can be retrieved from deep discharge. In addition, most of the used components are recyclable.A battery is composed of mainly three components: cathode, anode and electrolyte.

Making lithium-ion batteries to work at sub-zero temperatures

Lithium-ion batteries powers the operation of almost all electronic gadgets are known for their energy density. They are in constant need to power all electronic devices at various operating conditions. The most important limitation of these commercial lithium-ion batteries is their operating temperature range. They cannot be operated at extreme temperatures (not less than 10 o C and not higher than 60 o C).In such cases, constant research was on electrolyte formulations which can stay as a liquid at sub-zero temperatures.

Proactive management of assets against corrosion failure

Corrosion affects productivity, safety, reliability and hence global competitiveness of all industries. Importantly, they affect the environment and devour the finite natural resources that are available to mankind and so cause irrecoverable damage to a nation. As new technologies evolve, tolerance to corrosion becomes stringent, requiring advanced research in this area. The following expertise is developed to address this concern.


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