Medical lab in a suitcase designed for remote, rugged usage

05/12/2013 | Times of India, The

Trading Hollywood and his work as a business consultant at Universal Studios for medicine in remote locales, India's Amit Bhatnagar, who has a degree in mechanical engineering, has designed a portable biochemistry lab. The suitcase-sized invention is capable of carrying out 23 tests for common diseases afflicting the kidney, liver, heart and blood as well as diabetes and arthritis. The lab is currently employed in remote areas in the country by several organizations. "It has a lot of potential for early detection of lifestyle diseases like diabetes, cardiac problems and in emergencies," said Brigadier S.B. Mahajan, the deputy director general of Border Roads Organization.

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