ILC : International Longevity Center - India

Anjani Mashelkar Inclusive Innovation Award

  • Award Winner - 2013

    From left to right: Mr. Jayant Umranikar, Dr. Abhay Bang, Mr. Leo Mavely, and Dr. RA Mashelkar
Mr. Leo Mavely - Axio Biosolutions

Globally, almost ten people die every minute from injuries or violence. In many cases, traumatic bleeding is the cause of death. Trauma care is absolutely essential to improve chances of survival and prevent lifelong disabilities in victims. However, most people around the world have little or no access to trauma care. In fact, according to WHO’s 'World Health Report', injury is expected to be the third leading cause of death in India by the year 2020.

This is where our inclusive innovator Leo Mavely and his team are making a difference. Having taken bleeding patients to hospitals before, Mr. Mavely fully understood and appreciated the need for a product that controls traumatic bleeding.

His company Axio Biosolutions has successfully developed, patented, and commercialized India`s first Emergency Haemostatic Dressing Axiostat. Axiostat is an advanced wound dressing that stops traumatic external bleeding. All you need to do is place the dressing on the wound and apply uniform pressure for two minutes. How does this deceptively simple dressing work? It utilizes the unique biomaterial 'Chitosan' in a novel sponge form. This is particularly important to the elderly section of the society as many of them are on blood thinning medications and profuse and unstoppable bleeding can be life threatening. During pilot runs, it has helped save hundreds of lives in government & private hospitals, armed forces, and ambulance services in India.

Axio Biosolutions’ mantra of ‘Advanced, affordable healthcare for all’ resonates deeply with the inclusive nature of this award. Mr Mavely has successfully carried forward the movement of 'Affordable Excellence' of the award. Like the previous award winners, he also forges ahead the mission of not just best practices but the next practices deployed by young inclusive innovators. The International Longevity Centre- India is privileged to award the Anjani Mashelkar Inclusive Innovation Award to Mr Leo Mavely.