Zeno Droid Technologies (ZDT) is a small droid company whose products appeals mainly to droid aficionados and tinkerers. This is due to ZDT products being widely known for their droids possessing an ease of modification and repair, which makes them desirable for tinkers.
The surgical droid market is not very crowded, so ZDT saw the opportunity to put their best foot forward and produce a contender in this market, especially against Industrial Animation's 2-1B Surgical Droid. After examining dozens of surgical models already in service, the ZDT engineers came up with the "Lifeline". The surgical droid found a niche among active scenarios, such as battle, extreme sports, and other dangerous occupational situations. Those who took these risks or lived this kind of life loved having a ZDT-175 nearby "just in case"...
The ZDT-175 "Lifeline" Surgical Droid is a favorite in less civilized areas of the galaxy. It is a rugged medical droid with the capability to address a multitude of issues with sentients. As long as the droid possesses the proper medicines and tools, its "heal rate" is remarkably high. However, if the memories of these medical droids are not wiped periodically, these medical droids are prone to develop their own decision-making when it comes to medical scenarios. Often, they will go to extremes to save an individual or go the other direction and decide that a sentient is irreparable--when perhaps he or she is.
Legal. Surgical droids such as the ZDT-175 are permitted in most regions of the Galaxy.
To create a medical droid, a model to be sold, and as a droid platform for PCs.