Kochi Startup Develops Decontamination Device to Check COVID-19 Spread
Kochi Startup Develops Decontamination Device to Check COVID-19 Spread

Kochi Startup Develops Decontamination Device to Check COVID-19 Spread

  • A startup based in Maker village Kochi has come up with multipurpose decontamination device that can sanitise items ranging from N95 masks to vegetables, thus checking the spread of Covid-19.
  • Lumos’ designed by Devaditek Innovations is a certified UVC medical-grade disinfection system, was developed in the backdrop of coronavirus pandemic, but can kill an array of pathogens including SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV.
  • It can also destroy germs causing different types of influenza and MS2 bacteriophage besides several strains of bacteria and fungi.
  • The startup has already begun production and is getting ready for supply to various institutions and hospitals across the state.
  • Lumos, which collaborates with the Collegiate Congress under the United Nation’s Master Plan initiative, is also being distributed overseas where the pandemic has hit the hardest. The first lot is getting shipped to five countries — Mali, Ecuador, Zimbabwe, Ghana and Haiti.
  • “We have been receiving orders from within the country and abroad,” said Sumith C Mohan, director, Devaditek. “We are planning to ramp up the production after completing the initial shipment.”
  • The bacterial count testing of the Lumos was performed at the RGCB facility in Kochi.
  • Lumos has a minimal design with intuitive interface and claims zero consumables and low power consumption. “Such products will be instrumental in our fight against the pandemic on a long term basis,” said Maker Village CEO Prasad Balakrishnan Nair.
  • Devaditek intends to deliver high-quality technological solutions for fighting Covid-19 utilising the state’s startup infrastructure.
  • The design and production of Lumos have been a collaborative effort of doctors, healthcare professionals, engineers and innovators. The chamber uses UVGI (ultraviolet germicidal irradiation) technology for disinfection.
  • The prime objective of Lumos is to prevent the spread of nosocomial infections during Covid-19.
  • Regular use of the chamber to disinfect the personal belongings of healthcare professionals such as mobile phones, wristwatches, stethoscopes and N95 masks in the isolation wards or nurses’ stations will help prevent infectious breakout within a healthcare facility.

About Devaditek Innovations-

  • Devaditek strives to leverage the tools of Industry 4.0 such as Block-chain, Artificial Intelligence & IoT to enhance the current technology landscape of Healthcare and Bio-engineering.
  • Built high quality vessels and maritime tools to aid the Oil & Gas Industry with rigorous R&D in Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering principles.
  • Headoffice – Kerela
  • CEO– Prasad Balakrishnan

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