Herbal Hand Sanitizer

IIT Roorkee based start-up develops 150- litre herbal hand sanitizer to tackle Covid-19

At first, Heal-agnostics Innovations Pvt. Ltd., a start-up incubated at TIDES, IIT Roorkee developed 150- liter herbal hand sanitizer to minimize the transmission risk of Covid-19 and promote basic hygiene. Under the aegis of Dr. IndranilLahiri and Dr. DebrupaLahiri, with support of the administration, it is an initiative of Siddharth Sharma, research scholar of Centre of Nanotechnology, IIT Roorkee (also a co-founder of Heal-agnostic Innovations) and Mr. Vaibhav Jain, research scholar of the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, it is made of 80% isopropanol/ ethanol and comprises of antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory herbal ingredients; it also works as an excellent moisturizer. To make their efforts successful, some other students also involved in this initiative include Satish Jaiswal, Kanika Rajesh, DibyanshuLahiri, Anshu Dubey, Souvik Ghosh, Nitam Kumar, and Vishal Panwar.

The product has been developed in line with recommendations of the World Health Organization and the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The product is being distributed free of cost in the campus. The sanitizer bottles were handed over to the office of Dean SRIC, which is working as a nodal center for distribution among the campus community. IIT Roorkee also put up a refilling station at a suitable location on the campus. A recent update: 10 liters of hand sanitizer were given to Roorkee Municipal Commissioner today.

Date: 14tth April 2020 Publication: Uttar Bharat Live Edition: Roorkee Page: 05 Language: Hindi

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