ITP Alum Creates PPE

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2020

people make personal protective equipment


ITP Alum Uttam Grandhi helps create personal protective equipment for those in need. 

"As there is a deficit of protection kits throughout the world this could help people make their own low-cost personal protection kits (masks, face shields, and bodysuits),” says the team comprising Uttam, an NYU-ITP and BITS-Pilani alumnus, co-Founder of Robust Tech Systems, Anirudh Sharma an MIT Alumnus, Co-Founder of LeChal/Graviky; Mourvi Sharma, a Harvard University alumnus and Rahul Budhiraja is a University of Canterbury alumnus.

While Uttam is working on the prototyping and rapid evaluation efforts in the US and Anirudh is leading the funding, and Rahul is working on manufacturing.

“We are bringing in subject matter experts to the team to evaluate our designs and start local chapters for making the PPE kits soon. We have also received inquiries from hospitals in India as well as US on replicating the kits in their local community. Just today, we received a mail from a large conglomerate with an interest to partner and create 100,000 PPE kits,” the team adds."

Read more here.