2018 Winner: Dr. Vinay Kumar for anuPath

Globally, 425 million people suffer from diabetes and 1. 6 million deaths are attributed directly to the chronic disease each year. It causes serious health issues, including blindness, foot amputations, heart attacks, chronic anaemia and kidney failures.
On a mission to change this, Dr. Vinay Kumar set up PathShodh Healthcare. The company was incubated at the Centre for Nano Science and Engineering (CeNSE) at the prestigious Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. Here, medical device anuPath was created – a point of care bio-sensing device for managing diabetes, chronic kidney disease and anaemia & malnutrition. This single device is capable carrying out 8 tests on a tiny blood sample within 60 seconds. What’s more, it does not need special storage conditions and is ultra-low cost – 80% cheaper than conventional testing methods!
This revolutionary innovation has already been used to screen about one lakh people from 3 states in India. Soon, it could have a positive impact on the lives of all who are affected by diabetes.