Navy’s personal protective equipment gets patent 

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It is identifying eligible firms for licensed production 

  • A low-cost personal protective equipment (PPE), designed and produced by the Navy, has received a patent, bringing it a step closer to mass production. 
  • The patent was successfully filed by the Intellectual Property Facilitation Cell (IPFC) of the Defence Ministry, in association with the National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), an enterprise under the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Navy said in a statement. 
  • The low-cost PPE has been developed by a doctor posted at the recently created Innovation Cell at the Institute of Naval Medicine (INM), Mumbai. 
  • A pilot batch of PPE had been produced at the Naval Dockyard Mumbai. 
  • Efforts were on to commence mass production, and eligible firms were being identified for taking up licensed production. 
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