Bhubaneswar, March 29 (LocalWire): Sumona Karjee Mishra, an entrepreneur and founder of a startup, Prantae Solutions, won the TiE-BIRAC award for entrepreneur research recently.
Mishra designed a smartphone-enabled device Proflo-U that can measure protein microalbumin from urine and help help early detection of kidney disorders.
Also, it can help cure hypertension, diabetes and pre-eclampsia.
She received the patent for Proflo-U device from the Centre.
Tata Trust-Harvard SAI, DBT BIRAC SIIP and BPCL funded and supported the making of the device.
She says, ‘The need of the hour is translation of technology for the welfare of mankind and better living.’
Being a mother, her prime focus is to spread awareness regarding maternal and child health.
She is promoting the skill-based programmes for women in India and her venture involves the skilled and semi-skilled in the implementation of medical technology in the country.
She was also awarded the Young Entrepreneur Scheme organized by DBT, India.