Top 10 Innovators Award to Dr. Nahid Ali

13 May 2015

Congratulations Dr. Nahid Ali for achieving Top 10 Innovators award for Dipstick Technology by the DST jointly with FICCI and Lockheed Martin corporation and Indo US Science and Technology Forum 2015.

Dr. Nahid Ali, Chief Scientist, Infectious Diseases and Immunology Division, CSIRIICB, was awarded the Gold Medal and a certificate at the “Innovators Competition” for DST-Lockheed Martin India Innovation Growth Programme 2015. The award was given by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Minister of Science & Technology & Earth Sciences, Govt. of India on 13 May 2015 in a ceremony held in DRDO Bhavan, New Delhi.

Dr. Ali’s innovation, a dipstick device for the diagnosis of Kala-azar and PKDL, has been selected among top 10 technologies out of 1500 applications received this year. The technology has already been filed for patent and also published in the Journal of Emerging Infectious Diseases (Saha et al, 2011; 17: 1304-06).