27 May 2023 | News
The machine is set up at a cost of Rs 12 crore
Angamaly, Kerala-based CML Biotech, one of the largest manufacturers of blood collection tubes in India, has installed the world's first integrated machine 'HUSKY-ICHOR', for manufacturing blood collection tubes.
The integrated machine comprises machine mould, hot runner, dowser, dehumidifier, chiller, temperature controller and dryer. Normally these functions are carried out in different machines. The machine is manufactured by Canada-based Husky Technologies, a global leader in injection moulds and moulding machines.
The machine, set up at a cost of Rs 12 crore, is capable of manufacturing 8 lakh blood collection tubes per day. The company currently has manufacturing capacity of around 120 million vacuum blood collection tubes and 100 million non-vacuum blood collection tubes per annum. Apart from pan India operations, the company's blood collection tubes, microbiology products and lab disposables are exported to more than 60 countries.