Gokul Nair is the cofounder of Impulse Biomedical, a team of passionate engineers, scientists, clinicians and academics whose goal is to make healthcare technologies more affordable and accessible. The team has created several innovative products such as the Easy Squeezy, a device designed to help asthmatic children and the elderly by reducing the amount of force required to activate an inhaler. Another invention is the ZiBiPen, a device due to disrupt the emergency injector industry. The reloadable adrenaline auto-injector is more affordable and effective than what is currently on the market and can be outfitted with patient-specific cartridges rather than other market alternatives.
Impulse Biomedical has won several awards, including first place in the Swiss South Africa Venture Programme, Merck Pharmaceuticals Accelerator Competition, and Technology Innovation Agency’s Global Cleantech Innovation Programme. Thanks to their hard work, countless South African lives will be saved.
Dreams are achieved not through the efforts of an individual, but as a community of like-minded people.