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Thermal imaging scanner with edge computing

A thermal scanner using Embedded AI for detecting near real time elevated body temperature. It is an automated temperature screening solution by BMeK.

Toilets for a non-sewer system

Vishwakarma University, Pune, has developed a deployable toilet system that offers pathogen and odour free discharge by thermophilic operation of the septic tank, with less water consumption. 

Digital Non Contact Infrared Forehead Thermometer

BMek has developed a Machine-Learning Enabled Non Contact Infrared Thermometer for detecting real time elevated body temperature and other industrial applications.

Multipurpose, low-cost, disposable plastic chip electrodes

Scientists at CSIR – CSMCRI have developed a multipurpose, cost effective, use and throw plastic chip electrode with unparalleled current density.

Portable, user-friendly, low cost electrochemical toy - LapPot

A basic, easily fabricated low-cost potentiostat coupled with user-friendly software that makes it an effective tool to study electrochemistry in low resource centers such as an undergraduate laboratory.

Curd strip that can set customized and consistent quality curd anytime anywhere!

CSIR-CSMCRI has developed a curd strip that can be used to set curd of uniform quality and consistency, and allows for easy customization in the flavour profile and nutritional value of the curd.

Cost-effective process for manufacturing gamma-valerolactone from Levulinic Acid

CSIR-CSMCRI has developed an improved selective process for the preparation of γ-valerolactone (Gvl) by catalytic hydrogenation of biomass-derived levulinic acid (LA). The disclosed process renders excellent yield (100%) under mild reaction conditions within a short reaction time.

Novel degradable polyoxalates from renewable monomers for coating and film applications

CSIR-NCL scientists have invented novel, bio-derived polyoxalates that can be tailored to control the degradation kinetics, and can be a faster degrading substitute to polylactic acid.

Lightweight, easy-to-assemble face shield that offers full face coverage

CSIR-CSMCRI has developed an easy-to-assemble face shield that offers full face coverage using very economic materials.

UV shielding bio-derived furanic polymers (BFPs)

UV shielding composite films of synthetic and natural polymers with bio-derived furanic polymers via catalytic dehydrataion of biomass sacchrides.

Sustainable production of camptothecin from a high yielding endophyte

A microbial source for the in vitro production of the plant derived anti-cancer drug Camptothecin. It is the highest camptothecin-yielding native strain reported till date, and can be used as an alternative to natural plant extraction or chemical synthesis for a fast and sustainable production of camptothecin

Bio-manufacturing of low-calorie sweetener D-allulose using novel enzymes

An enzymatic process for production of D-allulose, a zero calorie functional sugar, with anti-diabetic and anti-obesity potential has been developed. Novel enzymes with high thermal stability and good turnover number have been discovered for the biosynthesis of D-allulose.

One-pot process production of the prebiotic substance, 4′-galactosyl-kojibiose

A one-pot method for the utilization of raw and by-products of cane and dairy industries such as molasses, jaggery, table sugar, and whey as feedstocks to synthesize prebiotic and functional molecules such as Kojibiose.

Novel low-cost process for the manufacturing of high quality alpha-Arbutin

A novel low-cost process for the biosynthesis of alpha- arbutin, from hydroquinone, using inexpensive feedstock and a novel metagenomic amylosucrase, Asmet, as the biocatalyst.

High yield production of bacterial nanocellulose from a novel bacterial strain

A high-yielding bacterial nanocellulose (BNC) strain of Komagataeibacter rhaeticus from rotten pomegranate that utilizes glycerol as a low cost carbon source.