Khushboo Lucknow, 300 Questions 0 Answers 0 Best Answers 343 Points View Profile Khushboo Asked: October 29, 20212021-10-29T15:19:05+05:30 2021-10-29T15:19:05+05:30In: GENERAL What is AJO-Neo. Tell us about AJO-Neo. current affairsscience & technology Share Facebook 1 Answer Recent 0 Questions 307 Answers 60 Best Answers 0 Points View Profile Best Answer [Deleted User] 2021-10-29T15:23:49+05:30Added an answer on October 29, 2021 at 3:23 pm AJO-Neo Context: Recently, the device called “AJO-Neo” is developed by researchers from S.N. Bose National Centre For Basic Sciences (SNBNCBS), Kolkata for non-invasive screening of bilirubin level in new-borns. About: AJO-Neo is a “No-touch” & “Painless” device for non-invasive screening of bilirubin levels in newborns. The operation of the device is based on non-contact and non-invasive spectrometry-based techniques for the measurement of neonatal bilirubin level as an alternative to total serum bilirubin (TSB). The newly developed device (AJO-Neo) is reliable in measuring bilirubin levels in preterm, and term neonates irrespective of gestational or postnatal age, sex, risk factors, feeding behavior, or skin color. The device is found to deliver an almost instantaneous report (about 10 seconds) to a concerned doctor. Significance of the achievement Detection of neonatal blood bilirubin (Hyperbilirubinemia) faster is extremely important for therapeutic management to avoid Kernicterus leading to Neuro-psychiatry problems in neonatal subjects. Careful screening of bilirubin levels in newborns is mandatory to reduce incidents of a type of brain damage called kernicterus that can result from high levels of bilirubin in a baby’s blood. Although the invasive capillary collection of blood and the subsequent biochemical test is considered a gold standard for jaundice detection in neonates, transcutaneous bilirubin measurement using non-invasive instruments has obvious added advantages. Bilirubin It is a yellowish substance in the blood. It forms after red blood cells break down, and it travels through the liver, gallbladder, and digestive tract before being excreted. It is a necessary process in the body’s clearance of waste products that arise from the destruction of aged or abnormal red blood cells. S.N. Bose National Centre For Basic Sciences (SNBNCBS) It is an autonomous research Institute under the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India. The institute is also hosting one of the Technical Research Centres (TRC) funded by DST and in scientific collaboration with Nil-RatanSircar (NRS) Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata. 1 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login or register to add a new answer. Related Questions Tell us about different types of Orbits. What is Pathalgadi?
Recently, the device called “AJO-Neo” is developed by researchers from S.N. Bose National Centre For Basic Sciences (SNBNCBS), Kolkata for non-invasive screening of bilirubin level in new-borns.
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