New Delhi: Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), a Hyderabad-based Miniratna Defence PSU under the Ministry of Defence, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with IIT-Kanpur and Nocca Robotics, a clean-tech start-up company, to produce advanced ventilators “BDL-NOCCA V310” to fulfil country's ventilator demands amid Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This MoU is an excellent example of industry, academia and start-up synergy. The news came after a month, when Navratna Defence PSU, Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) had announced the production of ventilators with the help of local manufactures.
In a tweet on Wednesday BDL's Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) Cmde Siddharth Mishra (Retd.) said that the company has signed an MoU with IIT-Kanpur and start-up Nocca Robotics to manufacture high-end yet affordable indigenous, microcontroller-based mechanical ventilators for both invasive and non-invasive purposes. The proto testing of these ventilators also has been started, he added.
BDL signs MOU with IIT Kanpur and Start up Nocca Robotics to manufacture high-end yet affordable indigenous, micro controller based mechanical ventillators for both invasive & non-invasive purposes. Proto testing in progress @DefProdnIndia @IITKanpur @drajaykumar_ias #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/3yT8Dv72Kr
— Cmde Siddharth Mishra(Retd) CMD-BDL (@CMDBDL) May 6, 2020
What makes these ventilators advanced?
- BDL-NOCCA V310 ventilators are carefully crafted with the combination of cutting edge research and advanced manufacturing technologies
- BDL-NOCCA V310 is one of the most advanced ventilators available.
- These are modular and power-efficient invasive ventilator
- The IoT (Internet of things) enabled design allows multiple ventilators to be controlled remotely making BDL-NOCCA V310 a much safer and easy to manage option for the doctors in the current case of COVID-19 pandemic.
Earlier, to help the nation’s fight against Coronavirus BDL had contributed Rs 9.02 crore in PM CARES Fund through the contribution of one day salary by the employees of the company and the DPSU's corporate social responsibility funds.
Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL)
Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) is a manufacturer of ammunitions and missile systems. It was founded in 1970 in Hyderabad, Telangana. BDL was established in the year 1970 as a manufacturing base for guided weapon systems. Begun with a pool of engineers drawn from Indian Ordnance Factories, DRDO and aerospace industries, BDL began by producing a first-generation anti-tank guided missile – the “French SS11B1.” This product was a culmination of a licence agreement the government entered into with Aerospatiale. BDL has three manufacturing units, located at Kanchanbagh Hyderabad (Telangana), Bhanur, Medak district of Telangana and Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh).