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Indigenously developed fecal incontinence management system ‘Qora’

Programme: ‘Qora’
Ministry: Ministry of State for Science & Technology
Launched by: Minister of State for Science & Technology, Shri Y.S.Chowdary
Venue: New Delhi

Main Aims:

  • To train the next generation of medical technology innovators in India
  • To develop innovative and affordable medical devices to augment unmet clinical needs of India

Corresponding Departments:

  • It is developed under Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science & Technology supported Bio design Programme by M/s. Consure Medical, New Delhi.
  • An incidental result from the Program Bio design is a Med-Tech innovation Program of DBTMinister of State for Science & Technology, Shri Y.S.Chowdary
  • Implemented at AIIMS and IIT, Delhi in collaboration with International partners such as Stanford University, USA, Queensland University of Technology, Australia and Tottori University and Japan.

About Fecal incontinence (FI):

  • It is a medical condition marked by inability to control one’s bowel movements, causing stool (feces) to leak unexpectedly from the rectum
  • It affects nearly 100 million bed ridden patients worldwide
  • Moreover, about 50% of the psychiatric ward patients have FI due to long-term neurological diseases

Remedy:

Absorbent pads and fecal drainage catheters are the only available solutions for this condition a need for a better solution was felt by the team.

The Real Inventors:

  • Nishith Chasmawala and Mr. Amit Sharma have founded M/s. Consure Medical in 2012
  • This Company has developed novel technology ‘Fecal Incontinence Management System-Qora’

Purpose:

  • To address the clinical and economical implications of fecal incontinence by expanding indications for use
  • To reduce skill level required to use a device
  • To introduce a new level of care for patients outside the ICU
  • QoraTM technology under DBT’s ownership has been granted in key markets, including US, EU, Canada, Singapore, Australia, and Japan.
  • The QoraTM technology has the strength to expand globally and benefit more than 100 million fecal incontinent patients each year.

Government to launch a hub & spoke model to set up science cities and science centres

The union government will launch a hub and spoke model to set up science cities and science centres to support science and technology (S&T) incubators and create an environment

Presented by: YS Chowdary, Minister of State for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences

  • Presented during Inauguration of  ASSOCHAM Summit on “India: Entrepreneurial, Creative & Innovative

Speeches by Minister:

  • Five Zones would be operated that each zone should have a science City
  • Create a proper ecosystem attract many scientists from foreign countries
  • Working on a system called ‘five year rolling plan’ to measure the plans and their implementation for both politicians and the bureaucrats

Highlights:

  • Addressing Supply side related issues using information Technology tools
  • Industry needs to improve the consumption side by creating an ecosystem
  • Focus on preventive healthcare, infrastructure, human resources, finance and to prevent maintenance of warm bodies