21 August 2012

Dräger opens Design Center in Mumbai, India

Lübeck/Mumbai – 21 August 2012 - In the new Dräger Design Center in Mumbai, India, users and planners can work together with Dräger experts to plan and design their medical workplaces under realistic conditions. Located in the Goldline Business Center in Malad (West) in Mumbai, India, the 290 square meters showroom is the ideal setting for medical users, planners and architects to experience cutting-edge Dräger medical technology in real-life setting. 

The opening of our newest Design Center and Showroom marks an open invitation for our customers to come and experience this functional space where we have recreated acute care areas” explains Michael Karsta, President of the region Middle East/Africa. Visitors of the “hospital area” can experience their workplace before it is actually set up. The visitors of the Design Center can trace a patient’s progress through the stages of transport ventilation, resuscitation, induction, surgery, post-operative, recovery and intensive care. This gives visitors first-hand experience with various Dräger devices in action, such as anaesthesia workstations (e.g. Fabius Plus, Primus) as well as ICU ventilation, respiratory monitoring or ceiling supply units. 

“We are expecting several hundred visitors” every year. In addition to the devices, we also showcase other solutions along the clinical pathway, such as a modular operation room”, explains Nikil Rao, General Manager of the Medical Division in India. Upon request, a room can be set up according to the exact specifications desired by customers for their own hospital. “This enables them to sample, test and see if it fits in with their established working practices, or if any changes are necessary”, explains Rao. Using a 3D computer application, the desired configuration can then be created as a virtual working environment and can be documented. This results in a customized solution that is tailored to the client’s precise specifications, without the need for costly modifications after installation. 

The Design Center offers a training room to accommodate 22 people and an additional meeting facility for 8 people. Customer visits can be arranged by appointment. To schedule a personal Dräger Design Center tour, contact the local sales representative, who will accompany the tour. 

The market for medical technology in India is rapidly expanding. The medical technology industry is expected to grow from $ 2.75 Billion in 2008 to $ 14.0 Billion in 2020. This growth is fuelled mainly by demand from major cities. Infrastructure and medical professionals are essential to solve India’s huge unmet needs in healthcare. India has world-class doctors, clinics and technologies and attracts international medical tourists in growing numbers. However, even today, the majority of the Indian population cannot afford to pay for anything better than the most basic healthcare. Approximately less than 10 percent of the population is covered by health insurance. 

Draeger Medical India Pvt. Ltd. (DMIPL) is a fully owned subsidiary of Draeger Medical AG & Co KGaA, Germany. 

Dräger is an international leader in the fields of medical and safety technology. Founded in 1889, in 2011 Dräger generated revenues of around EUR 2.26 billion. The Dräger Group is currently present in more than 190 countries and has about 12,000 employees worldwide. 

Source: Dräger