With the number of Covid-19 cases in India surging, and demand outpacing supply, there is a growing need for ventilators. Many manufacturers that don’t traditionally work on medical devices are pitching in to do their bit to alleviate ventilator shortages. Designers are working at breakneck speed – at least a dozen ventilator prototypes at different stages have been developed. The bigger challenge, however, is the large-scale manufacturing of these new ventilator designs.
The lengthy time frame associated with producing these devices and the impracticalities of carrying out clinical trials under current conditions pose quite a challenge. Medical devices aimed at keeping a patient alive are manufactured according to certified process chains in which every link in the chain follows carefully defined steps. Components and sub-assemblies are tested not only for dimensional specifications but also for their performance. Moreover, the individual components are sourced from all over the world – and the fact that this has to be done within limited time with a disrupted global supply chain, only increases the challenges manufacturers are facing. For those facing these challenges or for those looking to reduce their dependence and mitigate the risks associated with over-reliance on a particular region for all their manufacturing solutions, India is fast emerging as the destination of choice. This presents itself as an opportunity for India to showcase its manufacturing prowess and to establish itself as a strategic partner for the future. This also helps India reduce its dependence on imports and support national corporations scale operations, thereby making a significant contribution to the Indian economy.
Johari Digital, with over 40 years of experience in engineering products for the medical devices industry, is in a prime position to work hand-in-hand with those looking for a manufacturing partner for their ventilator designs. With proven expertise in providing engineering support and manufacturing solutions, we help take designs from the drawing board to the assembly line. Moreover, leveraging our experience of producing US-FDA certified products, we ensure that all products meet regulatory requirements and are certified safe for use.
To help the world fight the current pandemic that has gripped us, we are extending our manufacturing capabilities and services to assist in the speedy production of ventilators.
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