Four Sri Lankan inventors won 2 Gold medals and 2 Bronze medals, including a Gold medal with special jury recognition at the 42nd International Exhibition of Inventions held from 2-6 April 2014 in Geneva, which is known as the world’s largest market-place for inventions. At this event, inventions of more than 700 companies, universities and individual inventors from 45 countries are exhibited for the first time, with 60,000 visitors from all 5 continents.
Gold Medal with a special jury recognition - Hospital infection control hand sanitation system.
Mr. Manju Gunawardana, Director Research Scientist and CEO at Hybrid Technologies Pvt Ltd and Ms. Haily Seneviratne, Undergraduate B.Sc. in Food Science and Technology from the University of Peradeniya won the prestigious Gold Medal with a special jury recognition for a hospital infection control hand sanitation system. It is a chemical free hand sterilization system for health care staff and operators in food processing and similar critical industries in order to control microbial contaminations and infections. The system uses Nano Photo catalysis for enhanced efficiency.
Gold Medal - The Diabetes early warning toilet urinal system
Mr. Manju Gunawardana and Ms. Haily Seneviratne won another Gold Medal for their invention, the Diabetes early warning toilet urinal system which can analyze critical parameters in urine such as glucose protein and blood while the person is using the toilet.
Bronze medal- Improvised condom catheter with a draining channel
Mr. Manoj Galgomuwa, Undergraduate (MBBS), Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, and Dr. Rishard Mohamed MBBS, Postgraduate trainee in obstetrics and gynaecology, speciality trainee at Whittington Hospital , London won a Bronze Medal for a low cost devise to treat atonic post-partum hemorrhage (bleeding after child birth), which is the leading cause of maternal death in the developing world.
Bronze medal- Handy Fan Regulator
M. Ayman Firouze, B.Sc. Engineering from University of Moratuwa, currently reading for his M.Sc. in Smart Textiles with collaboration of Nottingham University (United Kingdom) also won a Bronze medal for his invention, an automatic Fan regulator which is controlled according to the change of temperature and humidity change of surrounding.
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