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Indian 'blood warmers' for US troops

April 08, 2003 16:22 IST

An Indian firm is supplying to a US-based company, huge quantities of "blood warmers," a battery operated device to maintain temperature during blood transfusion, being used by the US Army to treat war casualties in Iraq.

Bangalore-based electronic product firm Opto Circuits Ltd is manufacturing these devices for Estil, a US-based company, which has bagged a contract from the American Army.

"The US Army is using the product in the Iraq war," Opto Circuits Ltd managing director Vinod Ramnani told PTI.

A news photo last week of an American doctor treating a two-year old Iraqi child showed the device being used, he said.

"It is a patented product of Estil, which we have started manufacturing since eight months, to treat critically injured patients," he said.

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Number of User Comments: 5

Sub: wrong subject

your damn headings never make sense.. they are not indian however are american

Posted by mxb908

Sub: Something to be super-proud of ?

Maybe, but does this story warrant a space here, especially when the patent is held by the US firm, and not the Indian firm? Maybe ...

Posted by Arvind A

Sub: Indian device

..and by that account Chinese Flag flys over the white house because most likely it used the fabric "made in China".

Posted by Chandan Kumar

Sub: Indian device and quirky logic

By some qirky logic will the indian turmeric and the indian basmati rice become American products if they manage to hold the patents for the ...

Posted by P.C.Sunil

Sub: sorry

article. someone makes some chips for export, we celebrate. I was thinking the patent was Indian from your headline.

Posted by siddhartha



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