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New device to bring down cost of tracking open heart surgeries

07/09/2020 11:52 PM | Click to read full article

Tracking results of open-heart surgeries may soon become easier and cheaper, thanks to a cost-effective palm-size blood flow meter developed by scientists of the SCTIMST. India is currently fully on imported blood flow meters to precisely measure blood flow rates. However, each unit costs up to Rs 25 lakh to 30 lakh.

The research team has developed a palm-size device whose novel concept can reduce the cost of production of the device to a few thousand.