Pluss Advanced Technologies Pvt. Ltd., a Gurgaon-based innovative company funded by Tata Capital Innovations Fund, has been bestowed with the MSME – 2017 Award for successful commercialization of their innovative and indigenous MiraCradle. The award was presented at the exclusive National Technology Day Function 2017 at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi. The award was given by the Hon’ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee. The award included a cash prize of Rs. 15,00,000 a trophy and a citation.
MiraCradle™ – Neonate Cooler is an affordable passive cooling device which uses the advanced savE phase change material (PCM) technology to induce therapeutic hypothermia among newborns suffering from birth asphyxia. Birth asphyxia happens when a baby’s brain and other organs do not get enough oxygen before, during or right after birth.
MiraCradle, a CE certified device, is today available in over 130 private hospitals in India. India accounts for over 150,000 neonatal deaths of the recorded 6,50,000 deaths globally. Birth Asphyxia treatment has always been a challenge in India due to imported devices which costs over Rs. 15 Lakhs. MiraCradle breaks the affordability barrier at a price that is almost 1/10th of the devices from the developed countries. “The unique feature of this device is its price point. Another advantage of MiraCradle is that it does not require continuous electricity supply to operate and is literally maintenance free, making it suitable for under-developed and developing countries” added Samit Jain.
MiraCradle was designed and developed in partnership with Christian Medical College, Vellore which undertook all clinical trials required for product approvals.
At the marquee Technology Day Function, celebrated by the Government of India on May 11 every year to commemorate the Pokhran-II explosion (11th May, 1998). The award function was presided over by Hon’ble Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan. This by far is the most competitive award for MSME category in the area of innovation and indigenous development of Technology. “We are proud to have received the award for MiraCradle – a neonate cooler to treat newborn babies born with birth asphyxia. This gives fillip to the Hon’ble Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s vision of not only ‘Make in India’ but ‘Design in India”, said Samit Jain, Managing Director, Pluss.
“MiraCradle™ will help India and under-developed and developing countries meet the Sustainable Development Goals set by United Nations with regard to Neonatal Mortality. This is the worlds first such affordable device for treatment of Birth Asphyxia in neonates,” said Mr. Ankit Jhanwar, Vice President Corporate Planning, Pluss.
Pluss Advanced Technologies is making its presence felt across the globe with its innovative products as the company has representatives in USA, Turkey, South East Asia, Russia, Ukraine and South Africa. Pluss intends to be amongst the top innovative companies in the world in the near future.