Ref No – TR1004
As the global supply chain is at a halt, components of ventilators can’t be imported for the production and maintenance of ventilators. The technology allows production of electro-mechanical ventilators with locally available components which allow the manufacturer to reduce import dependency.
Manufacturing of medical ventilators with locally available components
In the Covid-19 crisis, if a worst-case scenario (such as Italy) is assumed, about 0.006% of the population will require critical care with access to ventilators. For a population of 125 Crores, this translates to about 70,000 or more patients who will need ventilator access. Due to the distributed nature of operations in a large country like India, the acquisition and maintenance of such ventilators will pose a significant challenge. The biggest challenge is the manufacturing of such ventilators on a mass-scale due to limited access to pneumatic and electronic hardware, sensors, and actuators in the global marketplace. The global supply chain has been severely disrupted due to the crisis, and there are no indications on when it will be restored. The design and specifications can be freely shared with as many manufacturers in India as possible on a pro-bono basis to enable quick manufacturing in large volumes.
- Healthcare Industry
Benefit / Advantage of Technology:
- No import Dependency
- rapid and mass manufacturing of ventilators
Technology Developer & Country
The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), known for its cutting edge R&D knowledgebase in diverse S&T areas, is a contemporary R&D organization. Having a pan-India presence, CSIR has a dynamic network of 38 national laboratories, 39 outreach centers, 3 Innovation Complexes, and 5 units. CSIR’s R&D expertise and experience is embodied in about 4600 active scientists supported by about 8000 scientific and technical personnel.
Healthcare, Covid 19, Ventilator
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