IC-IMPACTS Centres of Excellence and the Department of Biotechnology, India (DBT) have successfully selected 5 new research projects in the public health sector. These projects will be fully funded to improve health and wellbeing of individuals in India and Canada.

Applications from across Canada and India were received during the call for proposals and after a rigorous review process, the top projects were selected. IC-IMPACTS will be supporting the new health sector projects in developing Portable Devices and Analyzers.

For a full list of IC-IMPACTS research projects (public health, safe and sustainable infrastructure, and integrated water management) and more details on the individual topics, please visit our Research Projects page.


Dr. Stewart Aitchision (University of Toronto) and Dr. Manoj Varma (Indian Institute of Science) aim to develop a proof of concept molecular test to differentiate between the viral infections of Dengue and Chikungunya.



Dr. Jan J. Dubowski (Université de Sherbrooke) and Dr. Narinder Singh (Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar) have proposed to develop a fluorescent quantum dots (QDs) based biosensor for detection bacteria.



Dr. James Mahony (McMaster University) and Professor Daman Saluja (University of Delhi) aims to develop a hand-held point-of-care test device that addresses the program of lag in result turn-around times typically faced by remote facilities.


Dr. Stephanie Yanow (University of Alberta) and Dr. Aparup Das (National Institute of Malaria Research) have proposed to further refine the Accutas System for use in India to test patients for malaria.

Dr. James J. Feng (The University of British Columbia) and Dr. Ashutosh Richhariya (L. V. Prasad Eye Institute) will develop a portable, inexpensive tool for early detection of dry eye and potential eye infection.