Saans is a portable, easy to use, robust, neonatal CPAP device designed to provide short-term breathing support for infants suffering from Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS) in non-NICU settings. Saans is the world’s first CPAP device with a manual powering option, and is designed to work during transport as well as secondary care settings.

Saans offers breathing support to neonates before and during transport to a NICU for longer-term care and will help address over 150,000 RDS-related deaths each year in India.

The device was conceptualised and developed in partnership with the Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech) and the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India.