Awareness and Medical Management of Arsenicosis and Patients:
Arsenicosis is a chronic health condition arising from prolonged ingestion of arsenic above the safe level of arsenic intake for at least six months. According to WHO, more than 100 million people in Bangladesh are exposed to unsafe levels of arsenic through drinking water which is the highest in the world; with millions already suffering from arsenic poisoning. Viola Vitalis in collaboration with Allium Vitalis, Berkeley, USA has invented a nutrient-based formulation for Arsenicosis management as well as nutraceuticals for the treatment of Arsenicosis named Arsenicure, a lotion for external symptomatic treatment, and Ars-Detox, a capsule formulation to neutralize the accumulated arsenic inside the body. The products have been recognized as safe (GRAS) by the FDA and the Government of Bangladesh. We have collaborated with the Government of Bangladesh to raise awareness about Arsenicosis throughout the country and are initially providing treatment to 4000 Arsenicosis patients through 10 (ten) satellite clinics in 12 Upazilas in the Satkhira and Chandpur districts of the Khulna and Cumilla divisions respectively.
Human Milk Bank Turnkey System:
The most essential and irreplaceable nutrient for a human child is human milk which might not be available to many children. Therefore, human milk banks play a crucial role in ensuring safe, pure, and generic breast milk for infants, especially the immunologically vulnerable preterm babies at high risk of organ damage, malnutrition, underdeveloped organs, and even death. Hence, establishing operationally sound milk banks is essential. Viola Vitalis has gained expertise and developed resources in the field of nutraceuticals and human nutrition since its establishment, which has enabled us to step into the field of Human Milk Bank and develop a human milk bank turnkey system that offers an extensive system to establish a high-performing human milk bank, ensuring safety, quality and sustainability with advanced technology. We expect our efforts in the development will eventually lead to less child mortality and improved health for the children.
Base Clinics & Satellite Clinics:
In order to grow awareness about Arsenicosis in the remote areas of Bangladesh and treat Arsenicosis patients, Viola Vitalis has set up remote base clinics and satellite clinics. Initially, 10 (ten) satellite clinics in 12 Upazilas in the Satkhira and Chandpur districts have been set up for treating 4000 Arsenicosis patients.
Raman Spectrometer is a device that can analyze chemical substances without destructing the substance itself which provides detailed information about chemical structure, phase and polymorphy, crystallinity, and molecular interactions. It is based upon the interaction of light with the chemical bonds within a material. Viola Vitalis uses Raman Spectrometer for its research purpose.
We have well-equipped laboratories of our own which have enabled us to research extensively. The health care industry of Bangladesh in general suffers from the unavailability of necessary equipment which Viola Vitalis has tried to address. We are collaborating with different Bangladeshi hospitals and other healthcare-related organizations like Chittagong Ma O Shishu Hospital, ACI Pharmaceuticals Limited, BEXIMCO Pharmaceuticals Limited, etc. by providing them with advanced equipment like reagents, chemicals, surgical equipment, lab design and setup equipment, glassware, hazardous chemical analyzer, etc. for research and diagnosis. We have a wide range of surgical items and devices sourced from different countries around the globe, manufactured by industry leaders like MMM, Canon, EG, and other prominent companies to provide complete service to the health care sector.
Viola Vitalis supplies technologically advanced equipment to different scientific and industrial research laboratories in Bangladesh. Due to our strong global cooperation, we can introduce cutting-edge technology in Bangladesh very easily. So far, we have helped Bangladesh Hi-Tech Parks to establish a Brain-Computer Interface Lab, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) to establish an Electrochemical workstation, and Chittagong Ma O Shishu Hospital to establish a plasma storage lab among many others. Our equipment is manufactured by world-known companies like CH Instrument (USA), Dropsens (Spain), Metrohm (Switzerland), Humanlab (Korea), YY Bio and Medical Supply (Korea), and Biobase (China), and many other companies around the world. Meanwhile, we have formed an expert and knowledgeable team for the most cautious installation and after-sales services. TWAS research grants fund several programs that support Researchers in developing countries, allowing them to purchase specialized equipment and consumable supplies. We have supplied scientific research equipment to different universities in Bangladesh like the University of Dhaka, University of Chittagong, BUET, etc. under the TWAS Research Grant.