UA students develop device to check reflux after injection


Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh): Students from the Department of Chemistry at Allahabad University (AU), led by their supervisor and Dean of the Faculty of Science, Professor Shekhar Srivastava, have developed a device that will prevent backflow of injected fluid into the male.

The device automatically locks the outlet pipe after the stipulated amount of medicine or for that matter any liquid injected by the doctor has been injected into the body.

The device has been patented for a period of 10 years by the Kolkata-based General Office of Patents, Designs and Trademarks of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Government of India.

The device is the effort of a team led by Professor Srivastava and included researchers Rahul Kannaujia, Ghulam Mustafa and Mukta Singh.

According to Rahul Kannaujia, “Last July, a friend of mine had to be admitted to the hospital and while treating him, I noticed that it was quite cumbersome to administer the medicine through the drip. plus, every time the saline or injections drained or exceeded the prescribed limit, we had to call the nursing staff to stop the flow.Having witnessed the pain my friend had to go through, I thought to prepare a device that would help deliver the drug easily into the patient’s body and stop the flow when the prescribed limit is reached.

He further added, “It is often seen that when blood or other drugs are injected into the patient’s body, after the same packet is finished, the blood and fluids start coming back from the body. However, this device will not allow fluid to flow back from the patient’s body.

Professor Srivastava said: “The device will be more beneficial for administering medicine to children and the elderly, because often the dosage exceeds the requirement, which turns out to be harmful.”

Moreover, there are no side effects in the patient’s body, he said.

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