The journey of Nanoclean from battling air pollution to acting as shield against COVID-19
This Delhi based startup was launched in 2017. It started its journey by manufacturing nasal filters to fight against air pollution.
It was nothing new for Delhi-based startup Nanoclean, which has practical experience in the advancement of preventive measures for contaminated air, until January this year. Nanoclean dispatched in the market with Nasofilter, a nasal channel that costs just Rs 10. It at that point came up with filters that can transform any AC into an air purifier and cost just Rs 399.
The Covid pandemic was an open door on Nanoclean's way and changed the course of business. The startup has now packed away awards from the public authority to deliver real face covers at scale. Launched in mid-2017, Nanoclean was established by IIT-Delhi graduated class Prateek Sharma, Tushar Vyas, and Jatin Kewlani.
In 2017, it won the Startup National Award presented by the President of India. The startup additionally has numerous awards on its name from the Government of India, including the Department of Science and Technology, and a joint award with IIT-Delhi from the Ministry of Human Resource Development.
Nanoclean detected the approaching need as the Covid started its masquerade worldwide. The startup sold more than five lakh face veils, called nano covers, over the world just in February. The organization, which picked up consideration for its nose filters, slowly began providing covers to emergency clinics and forefront laborers and began working with the government.
Prateek Sharma, Co-Founder, and CEO of Nanoclean reviews that the group lived out of the distribution center at first amid a war-like circumstance.
"We served our country by organizing deals to clinics, medical care communities, and government specialists as they were at higher danger. We additionally traded lakhs of Nasomasks to nations like China, Thailand, and UAE before the fare boycott," Prateek says.
The rising interest for N95 covers in the Indian market from mid-March prompted a shortage. Prateek says that they have seen each conceivable type of negligence in the face mask business during that time. There was infiltration...manufacturing of incapable phony covers, duplicates of marked items, and in any event, repackaging of utilized covers! The main reason behind everything was a lack of supply. Prateek says that presently, there is still enough interest for facemasks on the lookout and the Indian assembling industry can develop.
The endeavors brought about Nanoclean's most recent financing to the tune of Rs 1.3 crore from the public authority to set up a face cover office, which won't just create N95-grade face veils yet additionally spend significant time in assembling of antiviral Nasomasks that can kill and deactivate infectious infections.
He adds that It is essential to control estimating and decrease their reliance on different nations. It is a simpler way to make a fake mask than to manufacture a genuine face mask, and India needs legitimate labs and testing offices to create global quality items.