Start-ups use technology to give back to society
From a miniature tool to count blood cells to training rural healthcare workers, start-ups are coming up with affordable solutions to tough problems
Having grown up in a family of doctors, Prakhar Jain never felt the need to visit a hospital for consultations. He did not study medicine, but always wanted to contribute to the field. His dream took shape when he met Usama Abbasi and Prabhat Kumar, and founded MicroXlabs in early 2013, under the guidance of professor V. Kumaran from the department of chemical engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.