Touch Bionics, Livingston, Scotland, has entered the Indian market through its distributor Innovative Prosthetics & Orthotics Pvt, which officially launched the i-LIMB Hand to the Indian market on Thursday, June 25. Representatives from Scottish Development International and Spinal Injuries Hospital attended the release event.
Touch Bionics Director of International Sales Gaurav Mishra said, “Our market entry into India demonstrates the rapid expansion of Touch Bionics globally. Within…two years from launch, the company has sold over 700 hands and is now shipping to over 30 countries. Besides the i-LIMB Hand, we also see great potential in India for our LIVINGSKIN products, which are used for aesthetic restoration. Early market entry into India is a strong indicator of future plans as Touch Bionics addresses emerging markets like India. With the government’s efforts toward health reforms, we hope that advanced devices like the i-LIMB Hand will become easily available to all citizens in India.”
“Innovative Prosthetics & Orthotics is delighted to have secured distribution rights to such an exciting product,” said Rakesh Srivastava, president and CEO of Innovative Prosthetics & Orthotics. “This agreement is a continuation of our efforts toward providing the very newest technologies to our patients in India. We are a company in evolution and we will continue to find newer and better ways to deliver innovative services to all our patients and partnering clinics and hospitals.”
Scottish Development International Country Manager for India Mark Hallan commented, “It is excellent to see a Scottish company leading the way in this field on the global stage. Scotland is a world leader in innovation in medical devices, and this latest venture into the Indian market by Touch Bionics reinforces that reputation. I look forward to more collaboration that can bring further ground-breaking technology to India.”