Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, May 6
A private firm in Haryana is among two companies that will manufacture oxygen concentrators developed by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) for use in the medical field.
CSIR’s Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI) transferred the oxygen concentrator technology to firms located in Gurgaon and Kota today, according to an official statement.
Prof Harish Hirani, Director, CMERI, said that the institute is trying to boost the MSMEs so that they can manufacture the product for its reach to the masses. CMERI’s aim is to help bring innovation to the common people for which the cooperation of MSMEs that have capabilities of low-cost manufacturing is required.
The Gurgaon-based firm, SA Corporation, is working on the development of the prototypes and targeting production of 5,000 units per month, which may further be scaled up. The initial cost for developing the prototype is around Rs 40,000-45,000 due to the sudden surge in the cost of raw material, but is expected to come down on production at mass scale.
The firm in Kota, C and I Calibrations Private Limited, is focusing on 5-litre capacity concentrators and at the moment is planning to manufacture 3,000 to 4,000 units of concentrators per month. The company, which has laboratories accredited to the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories, is conducting tests on more than 700 gadgets.
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