IITKanpur Director, Prof Abhay Karandikar (File Photo/Facebook)

IITKanpur Director tests positive for COVID-19, admitted in hospital

Kanpur: The latest to test positive for Covid-19 is Director, IITKanpur, Prof Abhay Karandikar. He is being admitted to the Max Super Speciality Hospital in New Delhi. The confirmation in this regard was made by IITKanpur on Tuesday evening. “Director of IIT Kanpur, Professor Abhay Karandikar had developed mild fever two days back. On the […]

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Fight Against Coronavirus: IITKanpur alumnus makes deodorant-cum-sanitizer

Kanpur: A former IIT-Kanpur student, in collaboration with an assistant professor of IIT-Guwahati, has prepared a deodorant-cum-sanitizer that not only keeps the coronavirus at bay for about seven to 10 hours but also smells good. The two collaborators have worked closely with the Fragrance and Flavour Development Centre in Kanpur on this project. The former IIT […]

COVID-19: IITKanpur, ALIMCO jointly develop Techno Advanced Disinfectant Tunnel

Kanpur: To combat the COVID-19 crisis, Technopark@iitk and Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO) have jointly developed Techno Advanced Disinfectant Tunnel to disinfect external surfaces. “The fully automated tunnel fitted with ultrasonic sensors has two chambers with three disinfection processes making it more efficient than other solutions available presently in neutralising the virus”, said Avinash […]

IITK, Bharat Dynamics Limited sign MoU to develop affordable ventilators for COVID-19 treatment

Kanpur: To give boost to development of affordable ventilators for Covid-19 treatment, Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), a premier Defence Public Sector Undertaking, has come forward for the large scale manufacturing of the ventilators developed by Nocca Robotics, an incubated start-up of IIT Kanpur. An MoU to this effect, was signed recently between BDL, IIT Kanpur, […]

IIT-K, SGPGIMS develop alternative to N-95 masks

Kanpur: The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT-K) and Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), in a joint project, have developed a working prototype of a Positive Pressure Respirator System (PPRS) to address the problem of acute global scarcity of N-95 respirator masks which are a critical component of Personal Protection Equipment […]

Prototype of ventilator developed by Nocca Robotics (EP Photo)

Fight against COVID-19: IITK incubated startup undertakes task of developing ventilators, Ansys comes in support

Kanpur: Amid COVID-19 pandemic, an IITKanpur incubated startup has taken the challenge of developing low-cost invasive ventilators. The company has remained successful in developing the prototype of the ventilator. Their efforts received further boost on Friday when Ansys, a renowned global engineering simulation company entered into a CSR agreement with an IIT-Kanpur led consortium to […]

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COVID-19: IITKanpur makes cheaper PPE kit, names it PIPES

Kanpur: In the backdrop of Coronavirus outbreak, researches at IITKanpur along with industry partners have designed a low cost Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for all those exposed to high-risk environment. IITK has named this PPE suit as PIPES (Polyethylene based Improvised Protective Equipment under Scarcity). While PIPES Kit can be produced from any small/medium scale […]