Indian start-up launches affordable and dual powered defibrillator, Sanmitra 1000 HCT
20 July 2021
Jeevtronics Pvt Ltd, a medical devices start-up, has developed a hand-cranked dual powered (grid+hand cranked) defibrillator, SanMitra 1000 HCT, which, experts say, is both affordable and more reliable compared to traditional defibrillators.
The device, developed by the DBT-BIRAC-funded startup, is a low-weight device that can be used even in the areas where electricity is unavailable.
The device works with both AC mains and a hand-cranked generator built into the unit, and does not require any battery change. The start-up has reported that the device’s battery has been tested for a large number of charge-discharge cycles, thereby making it cost-effective. The device is ideal for hospitals located in cities and remote areas. So far, over 200 devices have been deployed across India and Africa, as per the figures provided by the start-up.
Jeevtronics, an ISO13485 certified company, has already received four patents in the US and India, and had been facilitated financially by BIRAC under the schemes of BIG and IIPME (Early Transition stage) in the past. SanMitra 1000 HCTis designed to international IEC standards for medical devices and the patented technology costs Rs99,999 (excluding taxes), which is one-fourth of the cost of big brands, as reported by the start-up.These defibrillators can be usually preferred over chest compressions (CPR), and can even prove fruitful in treating SARS-CoV-219 patients suffering from issues related to rate or rhythm of the heartbeat (Arrythmias).
As per the start-up, they have also developed the only Make-In-India “ambulance grade” defibrillator, named as JeevtronicsSanMitra 1000 HCT EMS, which has been tested at ARAI and will be priced at fraction of the cost of MNC brands.