DRDO products to debut in market


Developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the technologies range from a mosquito repellent to explosive detection kits.
In a deal, assisted by the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FICCI) the defence research agency, on Monday, inked six memorandum of understanding with partner industries which will take these technologies to the market.

Almost two years ago, DRDO   offered 125 technologies to FICCI, which in turn appointed IC2 institute of the University to Texas to analyse these technologies’ market potential. The institute shortlisted 12 technologies, which were presented to the industry.
The six chosen by the industry include smart window technology in which a gel is inserted between double windowpanes to make the glass automatically change from clear to differing degrees of opaqueness in response to a small electrical current. An Indian company, GSC Glass which is a 100 per cent subsidiary of a Belgian outfit, has signed the pact with DRDO to come up with smart windows that will regulate the entry of sunlight in the room at different periods of the day.

Another product – a reverse osmosis based water purification system that screens out dissolved and suspended solids as well as biological and chemical contaminants – has attracted two companies, Deltapure Water India Ltd and Ariva group, which would bring the purifier to the markets.
Years ago a DRDO laboratory developed a strong mosquito-repellent to aid soldiers serving in the north-east. The effective product, known as DEPA, would now be brought to the market by two companies Jyothi Laboratories and Asian Herbex Ltd.
DH News Service

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