UnivLabs develops 4K Endoscope Tower

The 4K Endoscope tower comes with world standard functionality, an affordable price tag, a cost-effective acquisition model and innovative service on call mechanism

India’s 4K Endoscope Tower has been launched in Gurgaon, Haryana. UnivLabs Technologies has indigenously designed and manufactured a full-fledged 4K Endoscope Tower, whose performance is at par with the tower that India imports from global giants and it has been built at three fourth the cost of the competitors’ product. All the individual components of the Tower like the Body Cavity Illuminator, Co2 insufflator, hysteroscopy pump, laparoscopy pump have been conceived and manufactured by the company in India and the most advanced 4K camera has been developed under an MOU with a Japanese imaging company. The individual components have widely been used in the local and international market for the last five years and now the entire tower is available at a very affordable rate with many new useful features which are not there in the existing towers.


UnivLabs along with its technologically superior products has introduced the ‘Pay per use’ model. The machine has been developed at a cost that is 1/3rd less than the cost of the imported machines. UnivLabs has also innovated ‘OBSR’ (One Button Service Request) model for proactive service and maintenance. Traditionally, service request of the equipment is initiated by the customers with multiple follow-ups. It has reversed this service model with its cloud-connected Endoscope Tower, wherein for any service issues, hospital staff has to just push the OBSR button on the tower and call us for any technical help.

With an affordable product and unique service delivery model UnivLabs has an aggressive goal to install 5000 4K endoscope towers in the next three years to give a major boost to the adaptation of minimally invasive surgeries across India. Dr (prof) Anil Mandhani, Key opinion leader of UnivLabs and an accomplished uro-onco, robotic and kidney transplant surgeon says, “This would be a significant step forward in diluting monopoly of foreign companies providing towers. Cost is a major issue even in the big corporate hospitals, wherein few towers are shared among various surgeons restraining their freedom to choose minimally invasive surgery over open surgery. Very few of the existing towers have 4K vision monitors, to which surgeons look at and do the surgery. Due to the exorbitant cost of buying or replacing the existing towers, many surgeons continue to compromise with the quality of the image they are looking at. The 4K system and monitor would improve the way a surgeon visualises the surgical field and in turn the outcome of laparoscopic surgery.”

Sunil Singh, Founder and CEO, UnivLabs, says “Considering the scale of our country and population, we shall localise the design and manufacture of most of the medical devices. Our stress should not be only to build innovative devices but all devices for which India depends on imports, truly flagging up the ‘Make in India’ vision”.

He adds “While traditionally the VC fund has flown into healthcare services, it’s opportune to start investing in healthcare manufacturing as India and other developing countries are building national capacity to handle future exigencies in healthcare like the current COVID pandemic. Almost 85 per cent of India’s market for medical devices is catered to by international companies and there is a big opportunity for homegrown companies to flourish in this field.”

UnivLabs has multiple patents applied and granted in a short duration of five years since its inception. The research-driven efforts of UnivLabs are acknowledged by the Department of Biotechnology, under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Electronics, and Ministry of MSME. This has led to UnivLabs receiving a substantial grant from the Department of Biotechnology for the development of surgical vision technology.

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