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STPL, Surat-based company develops IndoVent to help India fight COVID-19

24 april 2020

An Indian company, the Surat-based STPL, a global giant in the diamond industry and medical equipment related technologies, has developed indigenous ventilator named IndoVent, according to a press release from the company.  

Image credit: STPL

Sensing the dire need of ventilators, STPL pulled together its team of highly skilled technocrats and developed its ventilator in record-breaking short time. The ventilator has passed all the medical trials conducted at the Civil Hospital, Surat by a team of medical experts.The machine is now ready for mass production.
STPL is gearing up to manufacture 250 units per day, to boost the hospitals' efforts to fight COVID-19. The company is hopeful to keep the price per unit under a thousand USD.
IndoVent is robust, highly reliable, and easy to us. It is made with the same parts and technologies used in developing highly precise, automation oriented solutions for the diamond processing industry.
The prototype ventilator has been validated in all the medical norms. The design is rugged and robust for rough use in emergencies. Ease of use is the key feature of the design, can be easily operated by para-medics. STPL aims to keep the price of this crucial equipment under $1000.
Dhirajlal Kotadia, CMD of the Sahajanand Group said, "We dedicate IndoVent to India, with an aim of Saving Lives, Serving Nation. We at STPL believe in solving global problems by developing and evolving technologies. We strive to augment the legacy of our own rich technological global expertise to support human and automated operations with precision and perfection; in diverse sectors like healthcare, diamond processing, industrial automation and more. I am really glad that our expertise has been able to serve the nation when it is critically needed."
Rahul Gaywala, CEO of STPL said, "Considering the history of STPL, this rapid development of IndoVentis not surprising. STPL has a rich legacy of developing path-breaking technologies, since 25+ years. It is a pioneering innovator of precision-driven laser technologies for diamond processing and a global leader in developing highly precise automation solutions for diverse industries."

Aruna Gaitonde, Editor in Chief of the Asian Bureau, Rough & Polished