ISRO ready to transfer oxygen technology

Chennai: At a time when there is a huge demand for oxygen to treat Covid patients, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has announced that it is ready to transfer the technology to make portable medical oxygen concentrators developed by the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC).

ISRO said that VSSC/ISRO has developed a portable Medical Oxygen Concentrator (MOC) named ‘SHWAAS’ which can deliver enriched level (>95%) of oxygen than in air to support patients with respiratory illness or who are on oxygen therapy.

The device enhances the oxygen gas content by selectively separating the nitrogen gas from ambient air through Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA).

“SHWAAS is capable of supplying enriched oxygen continuously at 10 Litres Per Minute (LPM) adequate for two patients at a time,” it said.

Interested entrepreneurs are requested to contact the Technology Transfer and Industry Coordination (TTIC) Division of VSSC, Thiruvananthapuram with all relevant particulars regarding their line of current activity, infrastructure available for realising the product.


NT Bureau