Idea Details

Team and Contact Details

SNo Student Name School Degree Year Email
1ANIZASCMEMastersSecondaniza.nasir11@gmail.com

Inter School Idea ? Yes
Do you need expertises from another area: No
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Idea Details

Idea Name: Dialyzer
Slogan: Look beyond the horizon
Supervisor Name: Dr. Arshad Hussain
Supervisor Designation: Principal
Supervisor School: SCME
Supervisor Department: CHEMICAL ENGNEERING
Contact number: 051-90855105
Email ID: arshad.hussain@scme.nust.edu.pk
Abstract:
    Hemodialysis is an extensively used medical therapy for renal failure and dialysis membranes are essential components of a hemodialyzer. We want to start the fabrication and production of dialyzers.
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    The cost to look-after only kidney patients needing Dialysis or Transplant is over 32 billion.The State only spends 0.6% of the budget on health. There are only 891 number machines and a long list of waiting patients. If we commercialize the production of a dialyzer, we can save many lives.
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   In Pakistan there are 250 patients per million population of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) need treatment. The cost of dialysis per patient is approximately $3000 per year, which is about eight times the average annual per capita income. The 0.16 billion population can benefit from low cost dialyzer
How will the solution works
    The solution is that in Pakistan we start the production of dialyzer membranes as this will lower the cost of treatment. A no of patients had faced death due to the no availability of financial resources.Cellulose acetate is chosen for the membrane because of its easy availability, good bio compatibility and low cost. A membrane is fabricated that provides us good results in terms of are high mass transfer of toxic solutes (urea), to reduce the dialysis time and protein rejection ability.
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    Our competitors are international firms as there is no production of dialyzer in the Pakistan . We have fabricated a membrane that provides us with good results and can compete in the market.
Status: Approved
Entry Date & Time: 2018-12-23 (0006)