Membrane Oxygenator Equipment- to Treat COVID-19 Patients

Published on April 11, 2020
Current Context: A Pune based company Genrich Membranes which is funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) has developed a membrane oxygenator equipment to treat COVID-19 patients.
Membrane Oxygenator Equipment- to Treat COVID-19 Patients

  • Membrane oxygenator equipment is used to treat breathlessness, one of the critical symptoms of COVID-19.
  • It is based on innovative hollow fiber membrane technology and it can enrich oxygen in the air up to 35% and can also be used to treat patients who have been discharged from Intensive Care Units (ICU).
  • It does not require trained manpower to operate it and is highly portable, compact and empowered with the plug-and-play facility.

Static Part: 

  • HQ of Department of Science and Technology: New Delhi
  • Head and CEO of DST: P. S. Acharya
  • DST comes under the Ministry of Science and Technology

Question:

Q.1 Which company developed Membrane oxygenator equipment to teat COVID-19 patients?
a. Genrich Membranes
b. Phoenix Innovative Healthcare Manufacturers Pvt Ltd
c. Aimil
d. Surgiview

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