Getinge, an esteemed medtech frontrunner, is poised to make a transformative impact on the Indian market by leveraging its India Innovation Centre (IIC) and establishing robust collaborations with industry and academia to serve the global market. The company maintains a strong market position in India across various 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., emphasized the company’s instrumental role in the evolution of India’s healthcare sector, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Getinge supported healthcare professionals by supplying record numbers of advanced ventilators and ECMO products, while their service engineers attended to approximately 10,000 service calls related to these devices.
Nayak further noted that India ranks among Getinge’s top 10 global markets, with the company currently collaborating with 10,000 Indian hospitals to establish a world-class infrastructure. Getinge is committed to introducing, manufacturing, and distributing cutting-edge technologies and devices in India, making them accessible in the US and European Union markets. The company is well-equipped to cater to the Indian market with high-quality products as healthcare infrastructure investments continue to grow.
In pursuit of their objectives in India, Getinge inaugurated an Innovation Centre in Bangalore in January 2020. This facility is dedicated to developing advanced and cost-effective solutions for emergency critical care and clinical trials. Additionally, Getinge has partnered with IIT Bombay’s School of Biomedical Engineering to create innovative and affordable emergency critical care solutions based on insights gleaned from the pandemic.
Getinge’s Innovation Centre in Bengaluru features dedicated laboratories equipped with high-speed computing capabilities to simulate real-life challenges with software and medical equipment. This advanced infrastructure enables the creation of comprehensive intensive care solutions and automated testing programs for medical equipment with minimal human intervention. Furthermore, Getinge’s local manufacturing efforts, such as the modular wall solution Getinge IN2, cater to both the Indian market and global exports, underscoring the company’s commitment to expanding healthcare access in India and beyond.