Imagine how “detecting HIV on a piece of paper” using a hand held device for less than $2 in 30 minutes, can change peoples’ lives around the globe. Young Ismaili researcher, Sultan Khetani, under Dr. Hadi Shafiee at Harvard Medical School is part of this revolutionary technology. Hadi Shafiee group is one of the 3 finalists for this year’s Bright Future award 2014.
Sultan Khetani, a postgraduation student of the department of Biomedical Engineering at SRM University, is one of the three finalists competing for the ‘BWH Bright Future Research Award’ 2014. His research on ‘Low Cost Hand held Microchip Device for Rapid HIV Detection and Treatment Monitoring Through Viral Load Measurement on Paper’ done as part of the Students Abroad Program (SAP) at Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology has been selected.BWH Bright Future Research Award is a prestigious award with cash price of $100,000 for which more than 200 teams from Harvard and MIT affiliates compete. The wining team is selected based on online voting by people around the world, which will start from 22nd September’ 2014.
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