Published: updated on – 21:18, Sat – 23 April 22
Hyderabad: Mandaji Narasimha Chari, a rural scientist from Navipeta of Nizamabad district, earlier invented a technique to reuse glow tubes that have reached their end-of-life stage. In the process, he was granted a patent for the technology. Now he has used this work to create a new device called “Instashield Virus Killer”.
As the name suggests, the device instantly kills viruses using special wavelength light. The device is safe for humans as there is no use of UV light here. The device can be used to disinfect public spaces like schools, colleges, banks, offices, homes, meeting rooms, weddings, banquet halls and others, he said.
Industry and Information Technology Minister KT Rama Rao, who unveiled the device on Saturday at his residence, praised Narasimha’s efforts in creating the device.
Narasimha said the device is now manufactured at six sites and employs around 200 people. So far around 15,000 units have been sold. It has an inventory of around 50,000 units. “We are getting good orders for the device and we plan to increase the manufacturing capacity. We have space in the existing units and we just need to increase the workforce accordingly,” he said. He told Telangana Today. This company saw the investment of around Rs 15 crore, he says. He declined offers from some companies for the technology and decided to generalize it. The device now costs less than Rs 15,000.
Narasimha said he went deeper into the different aspects of the Covid virus. “We worked on the project for two years. It will protect public health from viruses,” he said, adding that agencies like CCMB, Central Medicines Control Organization, Vimta and other labs have confirmed the effectiveness of the device.
Narasimha did her BSC and later BTech (EEE) in distance mode. “The distance learning mode suited me better. I saved time on travel and used that time to solidify my understanding of the subject,” he said. He now lives in Budvel near Rajendranagar. He takes orders online and offline from his home office. “The device kills viruses in record time. There are no side effects,” he said, adding that CCMB and Telangana State Innovation Cell helped him with the project.
“The device produces a specific wavelength sufficient to kill all present and future viruses. The wavelengths can also penetrate walls and neutralize the virus outside as well, making the environment safe,” he said. The device consumes about three watts of power, which is less than what a mobile charger consumes, he said.
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