National Innovation Foundation-India was set up by the Department of Science and Technology in February 2000 at Ahmedabad to achieve its goals essentially through a non-government spirit and by drawing upon the HoneyBee network and its collaborating partners.
Compendium of innovative health technologies forlow-resource settings
The goal of Stanford-India Biodesign is to train the next generation of medical technology innovators in India. This is facilitated through a fellowship, internships and events.
Embelia ribes is found to be effective against insects and viral diseases. It (false black pepper) has also been traditionally used to help maintain healthy skin and to assist in digestion.
The problems normally faced by the coconut tree may be overcome by making a trench close to the tree and filling it with neem leaves and green leaf manure and covering it with soil.
Sri. Natarajan has formulated herbal tea and herbal toffee that serves as a healthy condiment for schoolchildren.
Shardaben has developed convenient easy-to-use herbal formulations to treat common conditions/diseases in domestic animals.
Over time, Maltiben has devised a method of caring for animals by which the entrepreneur can have healthier livestock and acheive increased milk production at minimal expense.
Jamnaben Desai of Bhavnagar in Western India has become an expert in preparing a healthy delicacy out of horsegram pods, which is as extensively used in Southern India as chickpea (Cicer arietinum) up north.
The cattle rearers of the Dangs district of Gujarat use a plant named "vev" increase the fat content and milk yield in sheep and goat.
Sethubhai Raval of Gujarat uses black pepper (Piper nigrum), bishop weed (Carum copticum) and gunny bags to restore an emaciated animal to normal health.
The traditional remedy for pneumonia in animals is the creeper of "dodi" (Leptadenia reticulata).
The leaves of ‘palakodi’ (Leptadenia reticulata), ‘kernel’ of ‘Mango’ (Mangifera indica), roots of ‘aswagandha’ (Withania somnifera), and leaves of ‘malaivembu’ (Melia azedarach). have been found to be effective in bringing about fertility/conception in cattle.
To have good and healthy look to animal farmer uses hadjori (Cissus quadrangularis) and salt as a treatment
Use of barley (Hordeum vulgare) and jaggery for improving health of animal.
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TrueHb, works like a conventional glucometer and works with just a tiny drop of blood from a pinprick on the disposable strip. It not only reads the accurate level within 45 seconds, but also stores up to 1,000 such readings. It can be charged like a mobile phone and allows up to 300 tests per charge. While the price of the TrueHb meter has not been fixed as of now, it is expected to be cheaper than most other similar devices in the market, which cost well over Rs 25,000.
AdhereTech bottles have been designed to track the amount of medication inside them in real-time, wirelessly send this HIPAA-compliant data into the cloud, and remind patients to take their prescribed dosage via automated phone call or text message.
Open Source Drug Discovery (OSDD) is a CSIR led team India Consortium with global partnership with a vision to provide affordable healthcare to the developing world by providing a global platform where the best minds can collaborate & collectively endeavor to solve the complex problems associated with discovering novel therapies for neglected tropical diseases like Tuberculosis, Malaria, Leishmaniasis etc.
In our country where population is touching 100 crores, the value of sanitary napkins used by women exceeds 1000 crores annually and it is increasing year after year. In India manufacturing of these sanitary napkins is in the hands of very few companies, mostly controlled by multi-nationals. The set of machines used are very expensive, the price of each set running in to crores. Most of the raw materials used are also imported. Even for middle class women, napkins sold in the market are becoming expensive.