DRDO develops Ultra Swachh for disinfection of PPEs and other materials

first_img Read Article The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story The system uses an advanced oxidative process consisting of multiple barrier disruption approach using Ozonated Space Technology for disinfectionDefence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed a disinfection unit named Ultra Swachh to disinfect a wide range of materials, including Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs), electronics items, fabrics, etc.Institute of Nuclear Medicine & Allied Sciences (INMAS), the Delhi-based laboratory of DRDO has developed this product with industry partner Gel Craft Healthcare, Ghaziabad.The system uses an advanced oxidative process consisting of multiple barrier disruption approaches using Ozonated Space Technology for disinfection. The system is double layered with specialised Ozone sealant technology ensuring trapping of ozone for the necessary disinfection cycle. It also has a catalytic converter to ensure environment friendly exhaust i.e. only oxygen and water. The system is in compliance with International Standards of Industrial, occupational, personal and environmental safety. The Ultra Swachh comes in two variants namely Ozonated Space and Trinetra Technology. Trinetra technology is the combination of Ozonated space and radical dispenser. Treatment is optimised with automation for a quick disinfection cycle. The system operates on 15 Ampere, 220 Volts, 50 Hertz power supply. The system has been provided with various safety features such as emergency shutdown, door interlocks, dual door, delay cycle, and leak monitors, etc to ensure safe operations for longer duration. Dimensions of the Industrial Cabinet are 7’x4’x3.25’ to disinfect large quantities at a time. Cabinets of different sizes will be available for the industry.  Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Comments (0) Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app DRDO develops Ultra Swachh for disinfection of PPEs and other materials Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” MedTech News By Press Information Bureau on June 2, 2020 MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Share Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Add Comment Related Posts Disinfecting tunnelDRDOGel Craft HealthcareGhaziabadInstitute of Nuclear Medicine & Allied SciencesUltra Swachh last_img read more

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Ateneo survives FEU, goes 11-0 in UAAP caging

first_imgAteneo de Manila University Blue Eagles’ Pat Maagdenberg scores a hook shot after losing his defender Barkley Ebona of Far Eastern University Tamaraws. UAAP PHOTO Ivorian import Angelo Kouame tallied 10 points and 15. Ilonggo Ferdinand “Thirdy” Ravena also had double-double 10 points and 10 boards, while Pat Maagdenberg contributed nine markers as the Blue Eagles improved to 11-0 slate. Justine Baltazar held the fort for theGreen Archers with 23 points and 12 rebounds, while Jamie Malonzo and EnchoSerrano added 12 points each as they improved to a 5-5 win-loss slate./PN Down 29-40 at the half on Wednesday, the Blue Eagles slowly clawed its way back in the third period behind Ravena, Kouame and Adrian Wong to come to within 46-47 entering the fourth. MANILA – Ateneo De Manila University Blue Eagles recovered from a flat start to score a 65-55 victory over the Far Eastern University Tamaraws in the UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.center_img In the first game, De La SalleUniversity Green Archers survived the illness of a number of players; it hackedout a come-from-behind 65-59 win over the University of the East Red Warriors. The Tamaraws made its last push tocome to within 55-57 on consecutive triples from Wendell Comboy but the BlueEagles answered with eight straight points to build its biggest lead at a65-55. The defending champions Blue Eaglescontinued its run in the fourth, unloading seven straight points while holdingthe Tamaraws scoreless in the first three-and-a-half minutes to take a 54-47lead.  last_img read more

Italy to extend sports ban

first_imgITALY’S SPORTS minister is planning to extend the ban on games and competitions in the country through all of April.The current nationwide lockdown is due to expire on Friday, but Italian health experts have said the need to try to contain COVID-19 will likely last weeks beyond that.Minister Vincenzo Spadafora tells Italian daily La Repubblica that talks about restarting Serie A, the country’s first division football league, on May 3 are “unrealistic”.He adds: “(On Monday) I will propose extending the ban on sports competitions at every level for all of April. And I’ll extend the measure to training – an area where we hadn’t intervened because there was still a possibility of holding the Olympics.”Some clubs, like Lazio and Napoli, had been pushing to restart training as soon as this week.At least 15 Serie A players have tested positive for COVID-19.Overall, Italy has nearly 100,000 positive cases and days ago surpassed the total in China, where the outbreak began in late 2019.Spadafora says he’s hoping Serie A officials show “a serious desire to change. The big clubs live in a bubble, beyond their means, starting with the millionaire wages of the players. They need to understand that nothing will be like before anymore after this crisis”.To that end, on Saturday, Cristiano Ronaldo and his Juventus teammates, along with coach Maurizio Sarri, agreed to forgo €90 million (over J$13 billion) in wages to help the club during the crisis.Spadafora also says that he will allocate €400 million (almost J$60 billion) for recovery efforts at amateur sports associations. APlast_img read more

SA’s HIV treatment revamped

first_imgA day’s treatment of antiretroviral drugs. South Africa’s new HIV treatment guidelines will benefit the most vulnerable: pregnant women and infants. (Image: Kate Holt, Irin Photo)New national treatment guidelines are set to make the world’s largest antiretroviral (ARV) programme even bigger as South Africa extends treatment to more HIV-positive infants, pregnant women and people with HIV-tuberculosis (TB) co-infection.Dr Nono Simelela, CEO of the South African National Aids Council (Sanac), confirmed that the revised guidelines were in the final stages of editing and would go to print in a few days; implementation is scheduled to begin on 1 April 2010.Major changes to the guidelines include providing ARVs to all HIV-positive infants less than one year old regardless of their CD4 count – which measures immune system strength – without having an expensive polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test to confirm their HIV status. PCR tests are not widely available at clinics.Pregnant HIV-positive women will be able to start treatment at a new, higher CD4 count of 350, as will all TB/HIV co-infected patients, rather than having to wait until their CD4 counts fell to 200 or below as was previously the case. TB remains the leading cause of death among people living with HIV.The shifts in treatment could significantly reduce infant and maternal mortality due to HIV, and lower the rate of new infections. “Although the cost implications are huge, the treasury has already committed the additional resources to cover the expansion and we also have support from Pepfar,” Simelela said. Pepfar is the US’s President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief.The balancing actSouth Africa has lagged behind most countries in the region in adopting a CD4 count of 350 as the threshold for starting treatment to all those living with HIV and many activists said they had hoped the revised guidelines would bring South Africa in line with this international standard.However, indications are that the new, revised CD4 thresholds of 350 will apply only to infants younger than one year, HIV-positive pregnant women, and people co-infected with TB/HIV, and will not be universally extended.The country’s nine provinces have begun drafting plans to implement the guideline revisions – the first in about five years – that are the result of strong lobbying by both Sanac and civil society.Simelela said the guidelines were delayed for a number of reasons, including capacity constraints and the need to reconcile competing views on treatment within the HIV and Aids sector.“Protracted processes [were undertaken] to achieve consensus on some of the regimens,” she said. “A tricky balance had to be struck between the top-range [drug] regimens, which are costly, versus some regimens that are cheaper but have more side effects.”According to media reports, the guidelines indicate that the ARV stavudine, which is associated with an increased number of side effects in many patients, could be phased out and replaced by tenofovir.last_img read more

Team Whiteboarding with Twiddla

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting If your team is spread out over a wide geographic region, online collaboration tools are key to getting everyone on the same page. Something that dispersed teams haven’t had much opportunity to use use are whiteboards, which can be really useful in brainstorming sessions. But now, with Twiddla, this year’s winner of the Technical Achievement award at SXSW, comes a team whiteboarding service that offers a no-setup, online meeting web site for team collaboration. Twiddla can be used to mark up web sites, graphics, photos, or even start brainstorming on a blank canvas. Users can either sign up for the service by creating an account, or can just start using it in “guest mode.” A public sandbox is also available if you just want to check it out to see if it would work for you.If you do decide to use it to set up your own meetings, you can set them as either “public” or “private” and email invitations to your intended participants. Meeting participants are displayed in Twiddla’s sidebar and with just a click, you can start chatting with them using an audio chat feature that utilizes your computer’s microphone and speakers to take the brainstorming session from a chat session to a live conference call.Image from the Twiddla blogThe whiteboard tool in Twiddla lets you draw freehand, insert shapes, insert text, and insert media. You can use Twiddla’s built-in shapes or upload files from your own computer. Text can be entered in directly or can be placed in a text bubble or on a post-it note. A box at the top of the screen lets you enter in a URL of your choosing to pull up any web site on the internet. You can then overlay your drawings on top of the web site that is displayed.But I think the Twiddla team sums it up the best. When I clicked over to their “features” page, only two items were mentioned: “Kicks A**, Doesn’t Cost Anything.”I’d like to add to that list: Works. Twiddla is now in public beta. Related Posts Tags:#Product Reviews#web#Web Office sarah perezcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more