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NUST’s locally made stents – hope for poor
« on: October 16, 2020, 12:25:29 PM »
NUST’s locally made stents – hope for poor
ISLAMABAD:16 October:After eleven years of individual and another three years of collective efforts, Dr Murtaza Najabat Ali and his team experienced a Eureka moment.

The highly motivated team of young scientists of the Biomedical Engineering Department at the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, had been constantly working to manufacture high-quality and cost-effective stents to facilitate 80 per cent of Pakistan’s population who suffer from cardiovascular diseases but are deprived of treatment due to exorbitant costs.

The locally manufactured stents and catheters will be readily available in local hospitals at one-fourth of the price of its competitive imported products at the end of this year. The price of imported bare metal and drug-eluting stents in the market ranges from Rs35,000 to Rs55,000, and Rs75,000 to Rs125,000, respectively.

Quality with cost-effectiveness was the major motivation which brought these products to the market, Dr Najabat Ali, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) N-ovative Health Technologies (NHT) at NUST and the man behind the milestone achievement, told The Express Tribune.
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