The LifePod

In Aug 2015 Phoenix signed agreement with Medicine Mondiale to manufacture low cost Incubator, The Life Pod .

Sir Ray Avery is the founder and CEO of award winning development agency Medicine Mondiale.
Established in 2003 Medicine Mondiale manages a global network of Scientific, Clinical and business experts who donate their knowledge and time to develop medical solutions which make quality healthcare accessible to everyone.

The Problem

Each year eight million children die before their 5th birthday.

Three million of these deaths occur in the first 28 days and there is nothing more saddening than to watch helplessly as a new born babies life ends before it had had a chance at life. It doesn’t have to be this way. Many of these deaths are preventable if babies are placed in the safety and warmth of a neonatal incubator.

The problem is that High Tec lifesaving incubators are expensive, and require essential expensive on-going servicing and maintenance to keep them working. These incubators are not designed to work in the challenging developing world Hospital so they break down often.
The average lifespan of an infant incubator in a Hospital in Africa is less than eighteen months. Once an incubator fails it is pushed into a corner and forgotten.

When Incubators die, children die, but it doesn’t have to be this way.

The Solution

The Mondiale Life Pod incubator is designed to be indestructible, purifies its own air and water, and run for ten years, saving up to 500 little lives for a fraction of the price of existing incubators. Costs only $2,000 and will run continuously without the need for replacement parts or maintenance by trained technicians.

Using lean design and manufacturing principles and state of the art materials of construction the Lifepod incubator is lifecycle tested to 100,000 hours continuous running and does not need servicing by trained technicians.

The Patented Mondiale humidification system prevents the propagation of pathogenic bacteria within the incubator.

Phoenix Medical Systems expects a two-fold growth when it manufactures and distributes Life Pod to the whole world.

Visit http://www.medicinemondiale.org/ for more details

Spinning the wheel of empowerment

A person with lower limb disability may have to use a wheel chair for the entire life. In a conventional wheelchair the user spends time in a seated position all the time. This constraint gives rise to many physical as well as mental health related issues such as sore body, building of pressure points leading to pressure sores, lowered blood circulation, and dependence on other people for basic needs. One solution to this problem is to provide mechanisms in the wheel-chair to assist the person to stand.
When Sashikumar saw the prototype in the Rehabilitation Research and Device Development Lab (R2D2) at IIT-Madras, he decided to take up its development. Phoenix’s expertise in affordable manufacturing is crucial to making the price point of the SWC comparable to that of a good quality manual wheelchair.

This is possible also because Wellcome Trust’s grant, aimed at creating a social impact, covers the cost of all the initial equipment required to manufacture the wheelchair.

The proto versions are currently been put through user trials and refined based on feedback.
Visit https://home.iitm.ac.in/r2d2/prototypes.html for more details

Together yet again for the visually challenged

The successful partners of SmartCane join hands yet again for the visually challenged.

Refreshable Braille Display (RBD) is a device that enables people with visually impairment to read digital text through tactile interface. Textual content in Portable Document Format (PDF), word documents etc. can be read using the display without having to emboss/print on braille paper.
Affordable display gives them access to diverse textual media and opens doors for development of various products that shall strongly empower them in fields of education, employment and quality-of-life. Braille tutor systems, deaf-blind communication devices and tactile math displays are some examples of products thus derived that entail mainstream integration in these fields. Free from the demerits of both auditory devices and paper-embossed braille and at a price point below one-seventh of that of commercially available displays, RBD has been developed deeper penetration in both developed and developing countries.

The proto versions are currently been put through user trials and refined based on feedback.
Visit http://assistech.iitd.ernet.in/research.php#rbd for more details

A different facet of phoenix

You know Phoenix to be the pioneering manufacturer of neonatal and maternal care equipment in India. But the company is also utilising its strengths to develop other different products and to make these widely available. The initial response to one of these products suggests that they will potentially improve the lives of millions of people in India and around the world. This product is SmartCane. Continue reading “A different facet of phoenix”

Leaders of Tomorrow Awards 2012

Phoenix Medical Systems received the Best Company in the “Pharmaceutical, Drugs and Medical Products category.”

With over 65000 nominations for the Indiamart ET Now Leaders of Tomorrow Awards 2012 , Phoenix Medical Systems went on to receive the Best Company in the “Pharmaceutical, Drugs and Medical Products” category. The event was held at the Hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi on December 13th 2012.

The award was given away by

1. Mr. Sunil Bharti Mittal – Chairman & Group CEO of Bharti Enterprises – Guest of Honor
2. Mr. Anand Sharma – Minister of Commerce & Industry, India – Chief Guest
3. Mr. Shivinder Singh – Managing Director, Fortis Healthcare

Workshop on Medical Safety Standards

In October 2009, Phoenix organised a workshop to train biomedical engineers and to raise awareness on medical device safety standards. This event, titled “Introduction and Overview of Medical Safety Test Standards”, was the first of its kind in India.

Sophisticated medical equipment is manufactured to save precious lives, but sometimes there are serious safety issues relating to them. Team members of leading hospitals are familiar with the operation and maintenance of the equipment, but they carry the burden of ensuring the safety of other equipment, patients and care-givers.

The participants came to Chennai from hospitals all over the country. The workshop was conducted at Hotel Ambica Empire on the 12th October. Training in IEC 60601-1 was imparted by Mrs. Neena Sonawane of UL India Ltd. There were seven training modules.

In the afternoon Professor V. Jayashankar of IIT-Madras gave a talk titled “How IIT Chennai could assist you” which was appreciated by all.

The workshop ended with an interactive session.