Bangalore, India: Atrimed Biotech an LLP, incubated at the Bangalore Bioinnovation Centre (BBC), Helix Biotech Park, and Institute for Bioinformatics & Applied Biotechnology (IBAB), has announced the launch of its certified infrared thermometer “Dr. Tapaman” developed by Innovator start-up Atrimed Biotech under the aegis of Bangalore Bioinnovation Centre (BBC) and Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS), Department of Electronics, IT, BT and S&T, Government of Karnataka to fight COVID-19 pandemic.
Commenting on the launch, Dr. Latha Damle, Director, says, “We have launched Dr. Tapaman - a device which measures body temperature as a symptom for COVID-19, and unlike similar device available in market, it doesn’t have a trigger but a switch, lighter in weight. So it is user friendly. It does not emit any radiation. So it is safe for frequent usage on any surface of the body. It is developed entirely indigenously.During these difficult times of COVID-19, not just hospitals but businesses, organizations, and individual at large need to keep a routine check of temperatures as a precautionary measure to help avoid the spread of the Coronavirus.”
“Dr. Tapaman” comes with immediate and precise recording through an infrared sensor with high accuracy rate due to its good D:S ratio. Margin of error is less than 0.2 degree Celsius. The device works with no-touch sensors which help in recording the temperature from a distance of 3-5 cm to avoid contact and to reduce the risk of cross-infection. The thermometer comes with LCD display that helps in using the thermometer in dark environment. It also has an automatic power-off function. The company is also working with various channel partners to make the products available in the nook and the corner of the country.
Officially launched by Shri Ashwath Narayana, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister, IT, BT and S&T on 9th September through an online platform. The Minister also has launched sixteen products developed by innovators who participated in COVID-19 Innovation challenge organized by Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS), a nodal centre for implementing the policies of the Department and quoted Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister congratulated the Start-ups who developed the products and said “The products launched today again has exhibited the Innovation potential of Bangalore and Karnataka; I congratulate them and wish them all the best.”
Atrimed Biotech LLP is a start-up and winner at ELEVATE 100, is aimed at carrying out high quality research and developmental activities that are reinforced by driven and qualified professional staff from diverse fields of science. It is fostered by a group of healthcare and research professionals, who have extensive experience in the field of phytochemistry and biotechnology. Company has been selected as one of the top 100 technology based start-ups. ELEVATE 100 is the biggest Startup Ecosystem initiative of the Department of Information Technology & Biotechnology, Govt of Karnataka. The founders are individuals who are actively involved in human healthcare and research and developmental activities.