Dr.’s medical device gets patent of invention
Hyderabad: A medical device designed and developed by urban center cardiologist and Director, Rainbow Children’s Heart Institute, Dr. Nageswara Rao Koneti, and his cooperative unit, to provide treatment for Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD), which is a muddle between two glower chambers (ventricles) of figure with rounded sides curving inward at the top, has received Indian patent of invention.
Dubbed as KONAR-MF (KOneti NAgeswara Rao- Multi Functional) occlude, the medical device had earlier received European EC blessing in 2019 while Euro-African, Korean patents were granted in 2021 and 2022. The Indian patent of invention was granted after several being in a state of crisis or emergency examinations in February 2023, a compress waiver said.
Dr. Rao and his cooperative unit have got been working since 2009 to originate the proficiency and the occluder for the transcatheter device closure of VSDs. The results were presented in American institution of higher education of cardiology casual or unexpected convergence at Chicago, USA in 2012.
At intermediate between past and future, the device is obtainable commercially through Lifetech Scientific Company, Schengen and has benefitted more than 10,000 patients in final three-years in more than 72 countries including Germany, Italy, UK, USA and Japan, the compress waiver added.