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Kerala startup, US foundation tie up for new ventilator

A Kerala-based startup is part of a consortium that has tied up with a U.S.-based not-for-profit organisation to launch an affordable ventilator to strengthen the global fight against COVID-19.

Located in SmartCity Kochi, Sinergia Media Labs (simelabs) under the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM), along with Ionics3DP, Chennai, and Aruvii, Singapore, has tied up with the Project Prana Foundation of Massachusetts, USA.

The tie-up is to operationalise the individualised system for augmenting ventilator capacity which enables patient-specific therapy in several nations the worldover, a KSUM statement said here on Monday. The low-cost emergency device is capable of ventilating two subjects simultaneously. – PTI

 

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