Chandigarh

PU LAUNCHES A NEW INCUBATOR SHAKER FOR THE GROWTH OF MICROORGANISMS AT HIGH TEMPERATURES

September 21, 2017 06:50 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

Bio incubator, Cluster Innovation Centre in Biotechnology, Panjab University, Chandigarh launched a new incubator shaker with air and pressure modules entitled “NOVICE VIDE 001”.

The incubator was launched at the auditorium of the Department of Microbial Biotechnology, New Hospital Building, South Campus, Sector-25, Panjab University, Chandigarh on 21st of September, 2017. Prof.Arun K. Grover, Vice Chancellor Panjab University, Prof (Mrs) Meenakshi Malhotra, Dean of University Instruction, Panjab University, Prof. O.P. Katare, Director Research Promotion Cell, Panjab University, Dr. Anil Koul, Director, Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH), Chandigarh, Dr. Rohit Sharma, Chief Coordinator, Cluster Innovation Centre in Biotechnology, Panjab University, Mr. Karam Singh, GAK Equipments and Technologies Pvt. Ltd. were present during the product launch.

The incubator shaker has been built with collaborative efforts of GAK Equipments and Technologies and MicroRadical 360 Pvt. Ltd. Owned by a young Microbial Biotechnologist, ShivanshiVashist, who is a PhD Scholar in Panjab University, the startup resides in the Bio Incubator, Panjab University where it tests and performs the R&D. The incubator provides a stable shaking with air, pressure and vacuum control modules. The shaker is designed for maintaining and producing microorganisms and product/s capable to grow at high temperatures and also aerobic conditions at the same time. In accordance to the current machines available till date, NOVICE VIDE 001addresses multiple components that remain unaddressed.

“We target to catalyze the process of enthusing an idea and its translation to commercialization. Hand holding the idea throughout the journey from point of care generation, prototype development, testing and network generation has always been our mandate. About the machine, the instrument is a novel invention and we wish to not just keep it limited to India” Said Dr. Rohit Sharma, Chief Coordinator, Cluster Innovation Centre in Biotechnology, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

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