Lab to store in 12 months: IIT-Hyderabad startup brings quick acting, long-lasting sanitisers to market

The products that range from alcohol-based and foam-based hand sanitisers, anti-viral spray for facemasks, and a surface disinfectant are available on e-commerce platforms Amazon and Flipkart at affordable rates, apart from the company’s website.

The recent invention of a now-patented technology for the production of hand sanitisers and surface disinfectants by an associate professor at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-Hyderabad) is another classic case of taking cutting-edge research and development and its swift introduction to the marketplace.

Dr Jyotsnendu Giri, an associate professor of Biomedical Engineering at IIT-Hyderabad, along with his team of researchers, not only developed a first-of-its-kind nano-formulation adhesive to fight bacteria and viruses including the coronavirus, but also started his own company to make available the products in the market. The products that range from alcohol-based and foam-based hand sanitisers, anti-viral spray for facemasks, and a surface disinfectant are available on e-commerce platforms Amazon and Flipkart at affordable rates, apart from the company’s website. The journey from lab to market took the team only 12 months.

The series of hygiene products was e-launched during an online event by Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on April 16.