Getinge: Igniting Medtech Progress and Expanding Healthcare Access in India

As an esteemed medtech trailblazer, Getinge is set to catalyze change in the Indian market through the strategic utilization of its India Innovation Centre (IIC) and by cultivating synergistic relationships with industry and academia, addressing a global market. The company boasts a substantial market presence in India across multiple product segments, including ventilators (30%), heart-lung machines (50%), intra-aortic balloon pumps (70%), extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) (90%), and operating room tables (25%).

Aruna Nayak, Managing Director of Getinge India Pvt. Ltd., highlighted the company’s vital contributions to the growth of India’s healthcare sector, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Getinge facilitated life-saving support for healthcare professionals by supplying record numbers of advanced ventilators and ECMO products. Their service engineers also addressed approximately 10,000 service calls for these products.

Nayak added that India has emerged as one of Getinge’s top 10 global markets, with the company currently partnering with 10,000 Indian hospitals to construct a world-class infrastructure. Getinge is devoted to not only launching high-end technologies and devices in India but also manufacturing them locally and exporting them to the US and European Union markets. The company is well-positioned to serve the Indian market with its premium products as healthcare infrastructure investments continue to rise.

In line with their Indian expansion plan, Getinge unveiled an Innovation Centre in Bangalore in January 2020. This facility focuses on devising advanced and cost-effective solutions for emergency critical care and clinical trials. In addition, Getinge has collaborated with IIT Bombay’s School of Biomedical Engineering to create innovative and affordable emergency critical care solutions, drawing on insights from the pandemic.

The dedicated laboratories at Getinge’s Innovation Centre in Bengaluru are outfitted with high-speed computing capabilities to simulate real-life challenges with software and medical equipment. This state-of-the-art setup enables the development of comprehensive intensive care solutions and automated testing programs for medical equipment with minimal human intervention.

Getinge is also investing in local manufacturing capabilities to better serve the Indian market and support global exports. Sergio Silva, Director, Global Projects, Production & Sourcing Hub at Getinge, emphasized the success of their modular wall solutions, Getinge IN2, which are manufactured in India and exported to the Middle East, South East Asia, and Europe. The company plans to further expand its manufacturing portfolio with Getinge IN2 to cater to even more hospitals in India.


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