: Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Innovation (SCTIMST) here has signed an MoU with Tynor Orthotics Private Limitedto established an Orthotics and Rehabilitation R&D vertical to promote native gadget development in thissector.The Mohali-based Tynor Orthotics Private Limited (Tynor) in Punjab, which is the biggest manufacturer and exporter of high quality and cost effective orthopedic devices and fracture help in India, will collaborate with SCTIMST, an institute of national significance under the centre’s department of Science and Innovation, for the co-development of orthotic gadgets and to promote joint research study programmes in orthotics and rehab, a press release from Sree Chitra Institute said.
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Thiruvananthapuram:: Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST) here has signed an MoU with Tynor Orthotics Private Limitedto set up an Orthotics and Rehab R&D vertical to promote native gadget development in thissector.The Mohali-based Tynor Orthotics Private Limited (Tynor) in Punjab, which is the biggest manufacturer and exporter of high quality and inexpensive orthopedic home appliances and fracture help in India, will collaborate with SCTIMST, an institute of national value under the centre’s department of Science and Innovation, for the co-development of orthotic devices and to promote joint research programs in orthotics and rehabilitation, a press release from Sree Chitra Institute stated.
Tynor has funded SCTIMST for R&D of 2 off-loading devices in patients with diabetic foot ulcers and osteoarthritis.The project is prepared for one year with Tynor contributing Rs 27 lakh to the programme.
The main objective of this Institute-Industry collaboration is to develop a cluster of orthoses for catering to medical conditions such as osteoarthritis and diabetic foot ulcer, the release said.It is expected that the Asia Pacific area will witness a substantial development in the global diabetic foot ulcer therapies market due to the increasing geriatricpopulation which is more vulnerable to diabetes.
The worldwide Diabetic Foot ulcers and pressure ulcer market is anticipated to reach USD 5,265 million by 2025 with a compound annual growth rate( CAGR) of 6.6 per centfrom 2019- 2025 which is rather alarming.Similarly, the international knee braces market is growing due to the rising prevalence of osteoarthritis, increasing number of orthopaedic knee surgical treatments, and growing variety of sports injuries in sports.
The worldwide knee braces market size was approximated at USD 1.5 billion in 2018 and is expected to witness a CAGR of 4.3 per cent.The growing problem of osteoarthritis, the boost in targetpopulation, and the technology of cost-efficient and easy to wear braces are the significant growth props for the market.
” SCTIMST has done a considerable amount of R and D work in biomedical devices over the last 30 or more years and has established itself as a leader in this field. This collaboration with an Industry leaderfor co-development of ortho-rehab gadgets in the nation is a good step and is totally aligned with the Honorable Prime Minister’s Vision of Atma Nirbhar Bharat,” said Dr VK Saraswat, NITI AayogMember, noted rocket researcher and the President of SCTIMST.The R&D tie-up with an Indian industry right from the start and after an in-depth study of the Indian marketis the method to move forward to ensure development of high-quality economical technologies for India and tostrengthen our medical gadgets industry, decrease the nation’s import dependence for such gadgets and guarantee commercial success of our products, according to Dr Asha Kishore, Director SCTIMST.
” Our research study team is enthused to deal with an industryleader in this sector and will do their best to get the wanted outcomes of this partnership in a year or 2,” she said.Dr. P J Singh, Managing Director of Tynor Orthotics Pvt Ltd, stated Tynor has prepared to set upIndia’s very first R&D Centre in Orthopedic Appliances, Fracture Aids, Walking Aids, Compression Garmentsand Footcare Products.
This centre, called TWISTER (Tynor Ortho Research N Home Appliance Advancement Organization) will see expertsfrom the fields of Engineering, Orthopedics, Biomedical Sciences and Design coming together to develop products based on the requirements of the Indian patient.This collective programme in between SCTIMST, a leading R&D institute and superspecialty medical facility of the country with Tynor Orthotics Pvt Ltd, a leader in the industry in this specialised field, is anticipated to produce wholesome results and will be a turning point in the field of orthotic innovation advancement in the country.
In accordance with the Institute’s Vision 2030 Program, researchers from the Biomedical Innovation Wing of SCTIMST, Subhash NN, Muraleedharan CV and Dr Harikrishna Varma (Head BMT Wing) aredriving the Orthotics and Rehabilitation R&D vertical along with clinicians from the health center wing Dr.Nitha J and Dr. Subin Sukesan and other experts of the country as consultants.
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