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TSDSI -TCOE India Webinar on Oxygen Concentrators and Ventilators- How to Make in India (May 8, 2021: Online)

May 8, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:15 pm

India is in the grip of a COVID -19 Pandemic spiral with positive cases continuing to rise and new mutations being discovered. Medical infrastructure is overstretched. A large percentage of COVID casualties in this second wave are because of lack of oxygen– a situation that could have been prevented in most cases by timely support through oxygen concentrators or ventilators in extreme cases. Oxygen concentrators have become the crucial first-aid tool in this battle.  However, there is a severe shortage of concentrators in the market with the sudden surge in demand from end users, RWAs and small nursing homes/hospitals.

The need of the hour is to have “Affordable” concentrators and ventilators that can be mass produced within the country, backed by a robust supply chain. In this scenario, a few innovative designs have been developed by technologists in India – which are at various stages of approvals/commercialisation.

About the Webinar:

The webinar showcased two such innovations (from the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore), discussed the steps involved in commercialization at scale (including the certifications and approvals for manufacturing) and potential areas that require support. It also shared a typical manufacturer’s perspective. It aimed to identify the bottlenecks in the supply value chain so as to draw attention of the relevant stakeholders.

The target audience for the webinar was manufacturers who are willing to/looking to produce at scale (for commercial or CSR); and philanthropists/volunteers looking for quick deliveries of concentrators.

Schedule: 8 May 2021 11:00 – 13:15 IST

Venue: Online

Participation: The webinar was open to all by prior registration.

Workshop Contacts: 

Bindoo Srivastava (bindoo@tsdsi.in, +91 9873840817)

Anurag Vibhuti (anurag.cc@tcoe.in, +91 9868102779)

Webinar Recording:

Program Schedule:

Opening Session 11:00 11:10 Welcome & Introduction Mr R K Pathak, Director TCOE India (DDG-IC DOT)

Ms Pamela Kumar, Director General TSDSI

Prof Srinivasan Raghavan, CeNSE, IISc Bangalore

11:10 11:20 The Medical View Dr Justin Gopaldas, Critical Care Medicine, Manipal Hospitals
Prototype to Manufacturing 11:20 11:40 Oxygen Concentrators Prof. Praveen Ramamurthy, Mat. Engg. Deptt., IISc Bangalore
11:40 11:50 Ventilator – IISc Dr Sushobhan Avasthi, CeNSE, IISc Bangalore
11:50 12:00 Commercialisation Mr Anoop Varghese, Vasmed Health Sciences Pvt Ltd.
12:00 12:15 Q&A Part I
Factory to End User 12:15 12:45 Oxygen Concentrator- Factory to end user Mr Himanshu Gupta, Past National President, Round Table India

Mr Rajesh Raghunandan, Sai Namaste Impex India Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore

12:45 13:00 Q&A Part II
Policy Perspective 13:00 13:10 Policy Perspective Representative from Govt. (TBC)
Closing Remarks 13:10 13:15 Closing Remarks Ms Pamela Kumar, Director General, TSDSI


May 8, 2021
11:00 am - 1:15 pm
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