• IIT Guwahati researchers develop device for early and easy detection of diabetic retinopathy

    • June 25, 2020
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    Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati in collaboration with Sankaradeva Nethralaya Guwahati, have developed a point-of-care testing device that can detect diabetic retinopathy at an early stage, without need for invasive testing.

    The research team is led by Dr. Dipankar Bandyopadhyay, Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering and Head of Center for Nanotechnology, IIT Guwahati. Descriptions and results of their testing device have been recently published in the ACS journal, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering.

    The paper has been authored by Prof. Bandyopadhyay and his students, Surjendu Maity, Subhradip Ghosh, Tamanna Bhuyan, at IIT Guwahati. The other author and collaborator Dr. Dipankar Das, a Senior Consultant and practicing Ophthalmologist, is the Head of the Department of Ocular Pathology and Uvea in Sankaradeva Nethralaya, Guwahati.

    The team has also filed an Indian patent for this idea and device. The research is funded by the

    Ministry of Human Resource and Development, Indian Council of Medical Research and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India.


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