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French company boosts Make in India with world-class ventilators

French company boosts Make in India with world-class ventilators

thestatesman.com |

In a boost to the government&’s Make in India initiative, Air Liquide Medical Systems of France has unveiled its first internationally certified ventilator made in its Chennai facility, with the aim to also export the critical healthcare product to other countries.

Jean Marc Giner, head of Air Liquide Medical Systems (ALMS), said the Orion G ventilator is the first CE marked ventilator to be manufactured in India. 

Giner said ALMS is bringing in technology to India to develop products in India that fit the Indian requirement. “We have kept to very stringent quality and reliability standards of France in the product,” he said at an event at the French Embassy. 

He said ALMS is recognized for its quality and the Orion G product will get worldwide footprint. Giner said that ALMS manufacturing products in India is in tune with the Make in India initiative of the government.

“We have the expertise, we have the team that understands the market, and to develop the product… We capitalize on the Indian skills and high education. The vision for India is to develop here and sell worldwide.” 

He also said that when India comes out with its regulatory bill for medical devices ALMS would comply with the regulations required.

“We will comply and make those changes,” he said. 

S. Sivakumar, managing director of ALMS, India, said the ALMS ventilators are priced within Rs.5 lakhs.

The product has a colour touch screen, has battery back up, and is ISO certified. ALMS has been in India for the last seven years.

Its ventilators are in use in major hospitals as well as those in remote areas, backed by an efficient team of technicians available located in 20 locations in India, Giner said.