National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), an enterprise of DSIR, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, has entered into an agreement with Paulmech Infrastructure Kolkata, to transfer two Covid-19 control technologies developed by SN Bose National Centre For Basic Sciences (SNBNCBS), Kolkata, an Autonomous Research Institute under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.
The two technologies developed by SNBNCBS and transferred by NRDC are an active respirator with attached exhalation valve and suspended particulate matter filter for comfortable and hygienic breathing; and long-lasting nano-sanitizer with a dispensing antimicrobial layer.
The active respirator mask is an innovative solution to the rebreathing of carbon dioxide, exhaled moisture, and sweaty and hot environment inside the mask. It also improved the clarity of speech of a person with a face mask and assured comfortable, hygienic breathing to protect the wearer from exposure to airborne contaminants.
The long-lasting nano-sanitizer innovation is a solution to the problems caused by the use of the general sanitizers like dehydration of skin due to frequent use, and nature of instantaneous antimicrobial action of common sanitizers without protective role. This innovative sanitizer technology assures comfortable and hygienic hand sanitization for a longer duration.
The Agreement was signed by H Purushotham, chairman and managing director, NRDC and Shanti Ranjan Paul, director, Paulmech Infrastructure online in the digital presence of Ashutosh Sharma, secretary, DST, Government of India and Samit Kumar Ray, director, SN Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, scientist professor Samir Kumar Pal, registrar Shohini Majumder, nodal officer of Technical Research Centre (TRC) Soumen Mondal of SN Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Priyankan S Sharma, Somavo Gupta of Paulmech Company and senior officials of NRDC.
These innovative products will help the users overcome the existing problems with masks and sanitizers available in the market.