Bangalore:Award for MozziQuit Mosquito Trap
Posted On: 06/02/2010 11:20 GMT
 
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By Mavis Mangalore
 
Bangalore: An innovative mosquito apparatus that mimics the human body, attracts mosquitoes and kills them without use of any harmful chemicals is set to hit the markets soon.

"Mozzquit" is one of the prize-winning products that was displayed at an exhibition on the occasion of the ISA Technovation 2010 vision summit organized by the India Semiconductor Association in Bangalore.
 
The product, priced at Rs 2,990, would be available in the market in two months, its brainchild, Igantius Orwin Noronha, Managing Director of Leowin Solutions Pvt Ltd, told agency.
 

 
Mr. Ignatius Orwin Noronha receive the ISA Best Electronics Product of the year 2010 - Health Care for “MozziQuit” Mosquito Trap from Mr. Rakesh Singh, Additional Secretary of Information & Technology, Govt. of India on 01-02-2010 at Taj West End, Bangalore .

 
 
Mr. Ignatius Orwin Noronha acknowledge after receiving the Award. Mr. Anil Gupta ISA Convener, Mr. Richard Hyde British Deputy High Commissioner, Ashok Kumar Manoli Principal Secretary for IT, Biotechnology and Science and Technology Karnataka, Mr. Rakesh Singh Additional Secretary Information & Technology Govt. of India and Mr. B.V. Naidu Chairman of ISA at Back stage.

 
Mr. Ignatius Orwin Noronha among other 10 short listed candidates for Presentation on 02/02/2010.
 

Noronha claimed Mozzquit is effective even in an area of 10,000 square feet, provided there are no "wall barriers". It attracts, traps and kills harmful mosquitoes and does not use harmful chemicals such as those found in other products.

"It's not a repellent. The apparatus attracts and kills mosquitoes instantly and they are collected in removable containers fitted in the bottom. The operating cost is negligible -- 25 paise electricity cost daily and some Rs 50 every two years for replacement of small parts," Noronha, a commerce graduate, explained.
 
"It even sucks invisible and minute dust particles", he said.

Noronha said the National Institute of Malaria Research has certified the product and the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research initiatlly gave him Rs 75,000 as micro finance assistance.

The product idea came to him after Noronha saw a "mosquito magnet“ of American Bio physics Inc. some years ago carrying a huge price tag of Rs 1.1 lakh, which even needed to be fitted with three LPG cylinders to operate per month.
 
Rs. 4.5 Cr. Required to launch the product.  Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, DSIR Delhi has approved Rs. 45 lakhs grant under TePP Phase II Grant on 11/08/2009 However so far not received any amount.  Indian Angel Network is interested to invest Rs. 4 Cr. against 20% equity with exit plan in 5 years.  Approx. Rs. 850 Cr. turnover is expected in 5 years against sale of 3 million units only in India with Rs. 320 Cr. net income after VAT and Income Tax.  The delay is only due to raising required funds.  Interested individuals to partner the project may contact orwin_noronha@yahoo.co.in Mobile 9886675656
 
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