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SriDutt Tech on major marketing drive to expand sales of newly developed Laparoscopic Training Simulator

Nandita Vijay, Bengaluru
Saturday, June 23, 2012, 08:00 Hrs  [IST]

SriDutt Technologies, a medical device start-up, engaged in the production and marketing of Laparoscopic Training Simulator known as ‘BIGSOLV Laparo’ is aggressively tapping the medical colleges and hospitals to expand its market opportunities in Karnataka.

The laparoscopic simulator was developed by the Defence Bioengineering & Electromedical Laboratory (DEBEL), part of the Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO) in April 2010. The simulator enables graded training to surgeons and medical professionals in basic techniques of laparoscopic surgery and has self assessment exercises to ensure  improvements in skills. The equipment has already undergone extensive  evaluation at various hospitals in the country.

Laparoscopic surgery is gaining ground and is much in demand because of the far less post operative trauma leading to shorter stay in hospitals. “We are targeting medical college hospitals and institutions training students in surgery and laparoscopic surgery. In this direction, we have been demonstrating the BIGSOLV Laparo to medical institutions located in Karnataka to begin with. Efforts  will be made to participate in conferences attended by medical professionals to demonstrate the key benefits of this advanced indigenously designed and manufactured product,” J Guru Dutt, director, SriDutt Technologies told Pharmabiz in an interaction.

Under the technology transfer pact, SriDutt is engaged in manufacture and marketing, with the technology transfer from Society for Biomedical Technology (SBMT) an initiative by the Defence Research and Development Organization in association with Department of Science and Technology, Department of Rural Development and Ministry of Welfare to offer indigenized laparoscopic simulator for which the company will receive royalty on sale, said Dutt.

BIGSOLV Laparo is being manufactured in Bengaluru. A similar technology available for surgeons in the country is the Virtual Reality Laparoscopy Training Simulators which are imported.

The cost of indigenously manufactured versions  along with the advanced features are the key attraction for Indian hospitals where laparoscopic surgeries are now increasingly performed. This is because, the procedures minimize blood loss and avoid traumatic injuries. However, specialized training is required to perfect such techniques. BIGSOLV is now a training tool for upcoming laparoscopic surgeons to obtain training and perfect skills in lap surgical techniques. An inbuilt module for self-assessment is also included to track the progress in training. Since the knowhow is indigenous, the Virtual Reality Based Simulator will be priced reasonably so that it could be procured by medical institutions training surgeons, he added.

The company will first look at expanding its use of BIGSOLV from hospitals in Karnataka to pan India before it will look at the emerging markets which are looking of similar technologies which would take a while, said Dutt.

The company is also engaged in the development of Micro-electro-mechanical-systems (MEMS), Optical Sensors, Nano Photonics, Nanotechnology for which it has partnered with IntelliSense, Lumerical Systems i2n Technologies.


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