University of Glasgow student team commended by Scottish Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation
Issued: Mon, 10 Sep 2018 10:00:00 BST
The minister commended the progress of the team so far and encouraged them to further pursue their efforts into starting a company. The minister was also keen to connect the team with the NHS to further develop the product and introduced funding routes for the team through the Scottish government. The team was provided a formal letter of commendation to use in their initial meetings with different stakeholders.
Figure 1 The team (Amin Rigi, Abdul Wadood Tadbier, Debjita Mukherjee, Oluwasegun Aro, Anouar Chamakhi, Marc Vives Enrich and Nuha Irshad) with the Minister (in the center) in the Scottish Parliament.
The team won awards in the International SensUs 2018 competition which focuses on solving real healthcare problems using biosensors. Last year's challenge was to build a point of care device that could monitor the dose of antibiotics in human blood in real time (in less than 5 minutes). While antibiotics are saving millions of lives every year, incorrect usage can have lethal effects especially when using last resort antibiotics like Vancomycin. The team's device uses several innovations that the team are looking to protect via patenting before launching a start-up company aimed at commercialising the devices.
Figure 2: the awards in Glasgow.
Sponsorship from Multi Dimension Technology MDT and EIT health is gracefully aknowledged.