Saturday, August 29, 2020

Nocca Robotics launches O2 support device

PUNE: Nocca Robotics, a technology startup has launched a high flow oxygen therapy (HFOT) device, which has a greater demand than invasive ventilators for treating fairly critical Covid-19 patients.

Nocca Robotics has already deployed over 200 ventilators across the country, earning it about Rs 4.4 crore since its launch in July 2020. “We currently have a capacity of manufacturing 500 HFOT devices per month, which can be increased to 1,000 per month in a weeks’ time,” Nikhil Kurele, CEO, Nocca Robotics, said.

The HFOT device is a non-invasive oxygen support unit that can be used on patients who don’t need a full-fledged ventilator to support breathing. “It provides humidified oxygen-rich air to the patients through nasal cannula, thus, increasing the oxygen level supplied to the blood. The heated and humidified oxygen also enhances epithelial mucociliary, lowering the risk of respiratory complications like pneumonia and delirium,” the company said.

It said one of reasons for venturing into making HFOT was the falling deman
d for ventilators.


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