Hyderabad startup makes devices for labs affordable

 Livo develops three products for analysing blood samples

By   |  Published: 14th Aug 2020  12:36 amUpdated: 24th Aug 2020  7:54 pm
Dr Junaid Shaik (CEO) and Faisal Ahmed Sheikh (CTO) of Livo.

Hyderabad: To help pathologists get access to high-end devices for their daily blood tests, Hyderabad-based startup Livo has developed three products in this space.

These devices include AI-powered robotic microscope (A-700), smearer and stainer which helps in getting a complete blood picture (CBP) with blood cell morphology analysis. The Livo A-1000 scans the pathology slide samples which can be sent to a pathologist and also produces digital reports, thus helping pathologists to work remotely. “The scanner uses AI-powered super resolution technology and is priced affordably,” said Dr Junaid Shaik, co-founder, Livo.

In addition, the AutoSmearer is used to smear perfect blood samples. The other product, Haematology Stainer, helps in staining the sample in to provide microscopy results in 90 seconds.

All the four devices have been developed by the company in-house and have been in the research and development for last two years. “We were planning to launch our product A-700 in April and A-1000 in August. However, due to the pandemic-led lockdown our whole supply chain broke down and we had to postpone our sales. We are getting a lot of interest from doctors and have received 25 pre-orders for A-700 and 11 for A-1000. Recently, we also closed a distribution deal for 800 devices in the South India region,” said Dr Shaik.

The other founders of the company include Faisal Sheikh and Professor Prasanth Kumar, head of mechanical department, IIT-Hyderabad.


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