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Cattle pregnancy cost may get cheaper with local kit : Article covered by “The Kathmandu Post”


Cattle pregnancy cost may get cheaper with local kit : Article covered by “The Kathmandu Post”

Cattle pregnancy cost may get cheaper with local kit This article was covered by Krishana Prasain, Published at October 21, 2019.  Short read:  A pioneering innovation in biotechnology promises to help cut the cost of determining cattle pregnancy to almost a fifth in a few months time, if things go as planned. A biotechnology graduate from Nepal is working toward marketing a low-cost kit to check whether a female cattle is pregnant. Sumeena Karki and her team of four girls is working on what they call the ‘Rapid Pregnancy Detection Kit’, which is in its conclusion phase. The kit helps ...

RARA BioTech’s journey to World Innovation forum

“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships”, a quote by Michael Jordan, was the motto that drove the team  ‘RARA Biotech’ to participate in the Nepal Swiss Technology Transfer Workshop, 2018 and finally win the World Innovation Forum competition. The team members being the graduates and post graduates from Biotechnology, they proposed an idea to develop a pregnancy detection kit for cattles, which will be user friendly, reliable, and able to detect pregnancy within 30 days of insemination. The idea was novel in context of Nepal.     Out of fifteen teams who proposed their ideas, the ‘RARA ...