Our team is pursuing their research efforts against COVID-19 even as the lockdown is on. Some of these are in the ideation and planning phases while in a few others work has already been initiated and is in progress. Some of these projects include collaborators from outside IISER Pune.
Ventilators and PPE
Ventilators assist patients with breathing and personal protection equipment (PPE) keeps doctors safe while working to treat patients. Ventilators are limited in number and are expensive. To meet a likely increase in demand, our researchers have developed a low-cost ventilator prototype and are looking to partner with a manufacturer for production. Work on making antibacterial and antiviral spray-coating for personal protection equipment is also ongoing.