Patent granted to DBCE Faculty Dr Neena Panandikar, Gaurish Samant, and Dr Aneesh Lawande

10 May 2024
Don Bosco College of Engineering, Fatorda

Patent for a safe face mask granted to DBCE faculty members

Professor and Principal, Don Bosco College of Engineering (DBCE) Dr Neena Panandikar, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, DBCE, Gaurish Samant, and Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Dr Aneesh Lawande, were granted patent by the Indian Patent Agency for, A Face Mask with a Filtration System, developed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This patent underscores their innovative contributions to public health and safety in India and globally. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for effective personal protective equipment (PPE) soared, particularly for face masks. Conventional masks offered limited protection against airborne viruses, highlighting the need for a high filtration mask capable of filtering out a broader range of particles to mitigate the spread of the virus.

The granting of the patent by the Indian Patent Agency acknowledges the groundbreaking contributions in the field of personal protective equipment. The development of a high filtration face mask holds immense potential in reducing the transmission of infectious diseases, including COVID-19, and safeguarding public health in India and beyond.

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