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IISc in process of commercialising ICU-grade ventilator 'Project Praana'

Building such indigenous products would reduce India's dependence on countries like China for items such as PPEs and ventilators

IISc in process of commercialising ICU-grade ventilator 'Project Praana'

The IISc team has developed the ventilator at a time when there is a big need for these devices

Peerzada Abrar Bengaluru
An engineering team, headed by faculty members and researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), has successfully completed the prototyping of an intensive care unit (ICU) grade ventilator which is now in the process of being commercialised. Code-named ‘Project Praana’, the product is a technology development effort at IISc, started in late March, to address the shortage of medical ventilators in the fight against Covid-19.

“We are at an advanced stage of discussions with a well-established industrial house in India that is very interested in co-developing a medical ventilator product jointly with us using our core technology,” said Duvvuri Subrahmanyam,

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First Published: Jun 27 2020 | 3:43 PM IST

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