An innovative medical product MiraCradle (TM) – Neonate Cooler, an affordable device for treating NEO NATAL BIRTH ASPHYXIA designed by our company DESIGN DIRECTIONS PVT. LTD. for Pluss Advance Technologies has won the PRESIDENT’S AWARD for Successful Commercialization of Indigenous Technology.
The device does not require electricity to operate and hence extremely relevant in rural areas and mobile hospitals.
Birth Asphyxia is the second largest cause of newborn deaths globally accounting for more than 600,000 newborn lives. India alone accounts for more than 125,000 deaths annually.
Neonatal cooling or Therapeutic Hypothermia (THT) is the standard of care for birth asphyxia treatment. However, the only device available to perform the cooling treatment is imported and costs more than Rs. 20 lacs which cannot be afforded by most hospitals in India, and especially in Rural Hospitals.
MiraCradle(TM) – Neonate Cooler is a CE marked affordable cooling device, developed in collaboration with Christian Medical College, Vellore.
MiraCradle ( TM) – Neonate Cooler uses the advanced savE phase change material (PCM) technology to induce therapeutic hypothermia among newborns suffering from birth asphyxia. It is easy to use, safe, lightweight, portable and gives the precise temperature control of 33-34⁰C for a period of 72 hours with minimal manual supervision and no requirement of constant electricity supply. It costs less than 1/8th of the currently imported electronic devices
MiraCradle(TM) has been commercialized successfully. It is present in more than 130 hospitals across India and more than 1,000 babies have been treated. It is also being exported to South Africa, Kenya and Turkey. Exports shall soon start to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Uganda, Zambia, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand.