ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Health Dr. Faisal Sultan met the Federal Minister for IT and Telecommunication Syed Amin Ul Haque on Wednesday, and discussed Pakistan’s first bloodless kidney dialysis machine developed by Byonyks, the Medical Devices Company.
The Secretary IT Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui and CEO Ignite were also present in the meeting.
On the occasion, the Founder and CEO of Byonyks Farrukh Usman demonstrated the machine to the Special Assistant.
Farrukh Usman briefed Dr. Faisal Sultan that Byonyks’ unique technology does not require extracting blood out of the human body to perform dialysis.
The Byonyks CEO said that the patients can perform dialysis at home without any supervision with protection from life threatening infections.
Speaking on the occasion, the federal IT minister said that this blood dialysis machine is developed by Byonyks through funding provided by Ignite, the attached department of the Ministry of IT.
The vowed to extend the support of his Ministry to all such innovative products that can facilitate the lower strata of society in the field of health, education, agriculture, energy, telecom, finance, and other verticals.
Syed Amin Ul Haque hoped that the Ministry of Health will extend its help regarding the provision of this machine in hospitals for patients treatment.
While appreciating the efforts of the Byonyks team, Dr. Faisal Sultan said that these types of innovations should be encouraged. He also congratulated the Ministry of IT, Ignite, and Byonyks.
Earlier, the CEO Ignite Syed Junaid Imam said that having funded the project our thrust is towards commercialization of the product and today’s presentation of the product to Dr. Faisal Sultan is the first step to highlight it to the concerned quarters of the federal government.
Byonyks is preparing for industrial manufacturing of a machine that uses the Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) technique.
The Company hopes to reduce the cost of single dialysis by 1/3 of the hemodialysis.