Bharat Dynamics signs an MoU with IIT Kanpur to manufacture ventilators for COVID-19 patient Care

Giving a big boost to the development of affordable ventilators for Covid-19 treatment, Bharat Dynamics (BDL), a Defence Public Sector Undertaking, has come forward for the large scale manufacturing of the ventilators developed by Nocca Robotics, an incubated start-up of IIT Kanpur.

An MoU to this effect was signed recently between BDL, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kanpur’s incubator Foundation for Innovation and Research in Science and Technology (FIRST) and Nocca Robotics Private Limited (NRPL).

“Our project for developing an affordable ventilator has been going from strength to strength and now, with Bharat Dynamics supporting us, we will be able to scale up the production and make this critical device widely available as a ‘Make in India’ product. I am very grateful to Commodore Siddharth Mishra, CMD, BDL for taking this initiative and I would like to invite more such enterprises to join hands with us in our aim to encourage indigenous design and development,” said Prof. Abhay Karandikar, Director, IIT Kanpur.

“I am truly impressed by what the young engineers from IIT Kanpur have been able to achieve in such a short time and I hope that more such innovative solutions will come from Indian technopreneurs. I am happy that BDL has partnered with IIT Kanpur in the manufacture of these ventilators on a large scale. Together, we will strive our best to serve the nation at this critical hour,” said Commodore Siddharth Mishra (Retd), Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL).

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