Bengaluru-based research foundation Centre for Cellular And Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP) has picked 13 ready-to-deploy startups that will work towards fighting the Covid-19 pandemic.
C-CAMP is an initiative of the Department of Biotechnology, under the Ministry of Science and Technology, GOI, according to a tweet by C-Camp.
Dubbed Stars for Impact, the batch has listed assisted respiratory device makers Biodesign Innovation Labs and Aerobiosys Innovations; remote vital parameter monitoring systems MedIoTek Heath Systems, Cardiac Design Labs, Nemocare and Dozee; air and surface sanitising technologies startups LeafBox Technologies, Biomoneta and Clensta; cold chain startups Blackfrog Technologies and Tessol-Thermal Energy Service Solutions for viral swab sample transportation; and preventative care startups Omicsgen Life Sciences and OMG Innovations.
C-CAMP rolled out C-CAMP Covid-19 innovations deployment accelerator or C-CIDA on March 26, 2020, to help accelerate Covid-19 innovation during the pandemic. Its partners include the United Nations Health Innovation Exchange (UNHIE), Social Alpha, MedTechConnect, India Health Fund, and PAT, among others.
The C-CIDA will offer fast-tracking innovations for pilot deployment, scaling through industry partnership. The selected innovations will get fast track technology assessment and an opportunity to get scale-up investment and implementation as facilitated by United Nations Health Innovation Exchange (UNHIE).
Additionally, C-CIDA will provide support in industrial and manufacturing opportunities through India2022 and MedTechConnect networks and the opportunity to raise funding from India2022 partners.