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City startup wins TSEC for Its TB diagnostic tool

A city-based med-tech start-up has won the fifth edition of Tata Social Enterprise Challenge 2016-17, held at Kolkata on January 14. Pentavalent Bio Sciences Private Limited, which bagged the winning amount of Rs 2.5 lakh, is currently developing an innovative diagnostic tool using a novel in-house FlapCut technology that detects TB in patients, and helps doctors prescribe patient-specific antibiotics for treatment.