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Coronavirus Outbreak: IIT Bombay conducts 40 projects amidst pandemic

As the world tries to battle COVID-19, the research and development department of IIT Bombay has been conducting various projects in order to help people avert the crisis.

Coronavirus Outbreak: IIT Bombay conducts 40 projects amidst pandemic
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As per reports, IIT Bombay has conducted more than 40 projects with regards to the coronavirus in view of the pandemic.

As the world tries to battle COVID-19, the research and development department of IIT Bombay has been conducting various projects in order to help people avert the crisis. So far, 13 types of research have received licenses from 22 companies. Some are currently in use in various hospitals, industries, some are available in the market whereas others are in the process of being permitted. The DuraProt mask has been created and is available on the e-commerce website. UVC based portable sanitation units have also been licensed.

Moreover, the research and development department of the IIT has created more than 40 projects on sanitation, medical equipment, personal safety, antiviral drugs, IT solutions, diagnostic approaches. Projects such as Handlebar Sanitizers, Surface Spray, Biodegradable Face Shields, Helmets for COVID-19 Patients, Ambu Bags for Respiratory Troubles, Advanced Ventilators, ICU Ventilators etc. have been processed after testing.

The IIT-B students had earlier designed a new web portal in a bid to help the students appearing for the NEET and JEE examinations. The web portal called EduRide brought together volunteers who would arrange transport or drive the students to their test centres.

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