Agappe is proud to announce about the technology association with Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala through Technology Transfer for developing Rapid Diagnostic Kit with Antibiogram for Urinary Tract Infections.
Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST) is an Institute of National Importance under the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. The joint culture of medicine and technology pioneered by its founders more than three decades ago, has come of age and gained unprecedented acceptance in India. The institute has the status of a university and offers excellent research and training facilities. The Institute is a Technical Research Centre for Biomedical devices and has a medical devices incubator (TIMed).
Infections are very common in clinical practice, in lungs, urinary tract, or any organ in the body. But, the identification of the causative agent or organism is not very easy. Laboratory methods now available are very cumbersome and take 3-5 days to get the results. The clinician cannot wait that much time for starting the antibiotics for such acute emergencies. There are costly equipments now available to detect the organism within about 6 hours, but the cost is prohibitive and only A class laboratories can afford for that. Thus, common man could not get a diagnosis of infection within a reasonable time or within a reasonable budget. This makes the large majority of infections in India treated unsatisfactorily.
The new method developed by the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, manufactured and marketed by Agappe Diagnostics Ltd, is a blessing to the Indian scenario. By this new technique, the infective agent could be identified within 6 hours. Moreover, the cost is affordable, the technique is very simple, while no costly equipment is required. So, this test could be done in any small or medium laboratories. Thus, the identification of the infective organism could be done very rapidly at a very cheap rate. So the correct antibiotic could be administered at the appropriate time, and patients could be saved.