A team of Indian Institute of Techonology (IIT) Delhi researchers was awarded the startups national award 2017 by the technology development board for creating a technology that protects against air pollutants and minimises the risk of respiratory diseases.

The team includes faculty members professor Manjeet Jassal and professor Ashwini K Agrawal, alumni Sanjeev Jain, Prateek Sharma, Tushar Vyas and a student Jatin Kewlani.
The device –‘Nasofilters’ -is a Nano-respiratory filter, which is ready for commercialisation and can protect against the finest particulate pollutants.

The award was given at a function organised to celebrate Technology Day on May 11, 2017 at Vigyan Bhavan.

President Pranab Mukherjee was the chief guest and Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union minister of science and technology and earth sciences, was the guest of honour.

Source: Times of India