Researchers in India have developed a brand new blood testing system which is world’s first AI primarily based moveable system for immediate prognosis of sickle cell anaemia. This provides leads to lower than 5 minutes, that too in 1/tenth of the time and value of presently used take a look at for prognosis, in line with Prof Dr Nisanth KM Nambison from Authorities Homeopathic Medical Faculty & Hospital, Bhopal, who occurs to be one of many mentors of the researchers.
Sickle cell illness (SCD), an inherited dysfunction of the purple blood cells, is a serious public well being downside which is characterised by repeated episodes of debilitating ache, that are a standard and repeated explanation for sickness and hospitalisation, says a observe on analysis.
This HPOS (Excessive efficiency optical sensing) system has been developed by crew of researchers of the Division of Instrumentation and Utilized Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-Rajesh Srinivasan, Eugene Christo V R, Prateek Katare, Aravind Venukumar below the mentorship of Prof Dr Sai Siva Gorthi from the division and Prof Dr Nisanth KM Nambison from Authorities Homeopathic Medical Faculty & Hospital, Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), as per the observe.
In keeping with Dr Nambison, the AI (synthetic intelligence) primarily based revolutionary indigenously developed moveable palmtop rechargeable system makes use of mere 1/4th of a drop of blood and will be deployed even within the remotest village for testing on the PoC (Level of care) thus bringing down the price of transportation and curbing the turnaround time in reaching prognosis which proves to be lifesaving.
In India, Madhya Pradesh has the very best burden of sickle cell anaemia. Dr Nambison mentioned he confronted numerous hardships within the prognosis of sickle cell anaemia within the deep tribal villages of MP.
“I confronted challenges not solely within the turnaround time taken for the prognosis but additionally the quantity of blood drawn from the already anaemic affected person that was a lot troublesome and painful. That is once I met Prof Dr Sai Gorthi at IISc Bangalore. By way of the mutual collaboration and onerous work of the researchers world’s first AI Based mostly moveable system was invented for immediate prognosis of sickle cell anaemia. This invention is not going to solely make the method simpler but additionally save time. It’s also very economical,” mentioned Dr Nambison.
In keeping with Dr Nambison, as of now USA tech primarily based imported HPLC machines used for the prognosis of sickle cell anaemia prices Rs 10 lakhs upwards with excessive recurring and excessive operational price. These machines are cumbersome, wants 3-5 ml blood of the sufferers, and are solely obtainable in subtle air-conditioned labs. Due to this fact, distant blood assortment wants transportation in 24 hours, temperature upkeep of two to eight levels and requires a crew of 4-5 expert individuals. This provides as much as the fee and delayed turnaround time.
The brand new know-how used within the system makes it moveable, mere 1/4th drop (5 ml) of blood is required for prognosis of sickle cell anaemia and the take a look at will be carried out at patien’s doorstep. It’s 10 instances cheaper than the at the moment used HPLC machines priced at round Rs 60,000 to Rs 70,000. The well being employee doesn’t want any particular ability to function this system. This invention is an excellent instance of Make-in-India & Self-reliant India.
“Whereas it takes 25 to half-hour to get the take a look at outcomes from an HPLC machine, we get the outcomes of the take a look at with HPOS Gadget in lower than 5 minutes with this newly invented system,” mentioned Dr Nambison.