Startup/Enterprise: Walnut Medical, Mohali
Product Developed: India’s first made in India oxygen concentrator
Incubator: Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE), IIT Bombay
Funding Programme: Centre for Augmenting WAR with COVID-19 Health Crisis (CAWACH) Program
Funding Agency: Cawach, National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), DST, Govt. of India
A portable Oxygen Concentrator by Ambala-based WALNUT MEDICAL helps hospitals generate oxygen in-house. It is an intelligent, closed-loop system which monitors oxygen level and gives enough oxygen to the patient as per the patient’s need. It produces around 95% pure oxygen by nitrogen separation method and can be very helpful in these crisis times such that every hospital can generate oxygen in-house. This is the first oxygen concentrator made in India and is fitted with automated oxygen flow technology which will prevent patients suffering from hyperoxia.
DST’s support helped them push their endeavour forward with 5-litre and 10-litre oxygen concentrator models and oximeter as well. Manufacturing of oxygen concentrators requires huge moulds and the support helped them invest on quality moulds to compete against products from Japan, USA and China. IIT Delhi incubation team worked with them to help the technology see the light of the day. Walnut Medical will be donating 50 Oxygen Concentrators to SC, ST and Government hospitals and then launch the product in the market.
Walnut Medical Pvt Ltd
944 JLPL Industrial Park Sector 82
Mohali, Punjab 160055