Pune Students Gauri and Smruti win Rs 1.5 lakhs grant for their innovation on Cortisol Sweat Sensor

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Pune, 21 December 2022: The third year students of MIT School of Bioengineering Sciences & Research, MIT Art, Design and Technology University Pune, Gauri Ghule and Smruti Deshpande won a grant of Rs 1.5 lakhs from Center for Cellular and Molecular Platforms or C-CAMP for their innovation on Cortisol Sweat Sensor.

C-CAMP organizes National Bio Entrepreneurship Competition (NBEC), a nationwide competition to attract, identify and nurture bio-entrepreneurs working on novel and scalable business ideas with societal impact.

Underlining the huge field of opportunity that the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown open to biotech entrepreneurs globally, Prof. Renu Vyas, Head of MIT School of Bioengineering Sciences & Research said, this year has seen a surge in biotech and medtech companies due to the pandemic. Biotech has become the most sought-after sector by venture capitalists looking to invest. It is also a big opportunity for bioengineering students.  The device is aimed at detecting sweat cortisol levels using aptamers and microfluidics.