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Indian startup designs, manufactures high purity oxygen concentrator

The company was supported by CAWACH 2020 grant of the National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB) under the Department of Science and Technology (DST).
ZeeWebDesk ● Updated: June 19, 2021 11:38 am | Edited By: PUSHKAR TIWARI

New Delhi: An indigenously designed oxygen concentrator, which ensures high-purity oxygen supply and has been designed developed by an Indian startup, is now out in the market.

Amid oxygen saturation levels of patients being a major challenge in the treatment of COVID-19, especially during the second wave, the Indian medical devices manufacturers and indigenous automation companies took this challenge up and came up with innovative designs of ventilators, portable respiratory aids, and related devices.

“There have been three important things DST focused on while planning and supporting the development of products and technologies for COVID-19 – defining the future needs with clarity, encouraging better than the world class quality through innovation, and speed. Thus, the development of Oxygen concentrators was already envisaged during the first wave, which became critical during the second wave and several more companies are now being shortlisted and supported under the CAWACH 2021,” said Prof Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, DST.

Walnut Medical Oxygen Concentrator is tested for patient safety, electrical safety, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), and as per International Safety Standards for Oxygen Concentrators.

The complete mould design, development of all electronics, moulding, control system, sieve tower, and all related parts and accessories has been done in India. It is currently being supplied to various government, defense, military hospitals in India and is also making them available for the general public through its distribution network across India.

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