DEBEL has embarked on Life Support Systems during XI plan

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Bangalore, Feb 28 (UNI) Defence Bioengineering and Electromedical Laboratory (DEBEL), one of the nine DRDO Laboratories, has embarked upon an ambitious programme on state-of-the-art Life Support Systems, DEBEL Director Dr V C Padaki said today.

He said that the systems were meant for the services who operate in hostile conditions created by modern weapon platforms and warfare wherein latest technologies like smart materials, nanotechnologies, MEMS would be incorporated.

Speaking to newsmen on the occasion of celebration of National Science Day here, Dr Padaki said that the main mandate of the life sciences laboratories was to protect the protectors. "The best of the arms and ammunition will not be of any use if the man behind the weapons is not a fighting fit condition", he added.

He said that since its inception in 1982, DEBEL has designed and developed parameters of the soldiers in the field and initiate timely action for treatment. Doctors may not be available in the forward areas and it may not be possible to evacuate the injured or ill person immediately due to logistic reasons. Biomedical technology and instrumentation, DEBEL's another core competence area, helps in designing systems to overcome some of these problems, he added.

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