Category — Information Technology

GE to distribute Indian Startup’s Breast Cancer Device

Recognizing that women in 90% of the developing world don’t have access to early detection of breast cancer, Mumbai-based startup UE Lifesciences developed iBreastExam (iBE), a handheld, mobile connected, and completely wireless device which can detect tumor tissues as small as 1/8  of an inch (3-5 mm) while emitting no harmful radiation. The patented tactile  technology using a piezoelectric sensor array was invented by scientists and doctors at Drexel University in Philadelphia. The device is US FDA cleared and CE marked.

With $1.3 million in grant funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, University City Science Center, Drexel’s Coulter Program and Unitus Seed Fund, iBE was developed by a team of  twenty scientists, engineers, and clinicians.

UE LifeSciences  announced a distribution partnership with GE Healthcare to commercialize iBE in  twenty-five countries across South-Asia, South-East Asia and Africa. Commenting on the partnership, Terri Bresenham, president and CEO, GE Healthcare Sustainable Healthcare Solutions said, “We are delighted to welcome UE Lifesciences as partner in our efforts to improving healthcare outcomes for the world’s developing economies.”

UE Lifescience Partners with GE Healthcare

February 18, 2018   No Comments

Siemens Launches Mobile Diagnostic Device in India

Siemens Healthineers,  part of the Siemens Group, launched a device that embeds mobile technology with diagnostics in India.

“We have signed an exclusive agreement with Jana Care for Aina, a blood monitoring system. It will be the world’s first smart phone-based diagnostic system, which will enable detection and management of chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiac conditions,” said Anuj Dhingra of Siemens Healthineer. Jana Care is a Bangalore-based diabetes care company.

Aina Device

Meaning ‘mirror’ in Hindi, Aina offers a broad range of tests such as HbA1c glucose, hemoglobin and a lipid profile on a single platform covering immunoassay, enzymatic or chemical affinity. Aina is available in two configurations–a smart phone-based device and tablet-based portable lab system. After connecting with the smart phone, it acts like a diagnostic testing device enabling real-time, lab-quality results within minutes, added Dhingra. A “Habits” app,  comes integrated with the Aina device,  serves virtual diabetes coach that helps patients reach their diet and exercise goals through personalized daily checklists which includes tips, tasks, lessons and quizzes.

This integrated diagnostics and disease management platform is approved for use in Europe, India, Singapore and Malaysia.

February 16, 2018   No Comments

Philips Launches AI Supported Imaging Solutions in India

Netherlands-based Philips has introduced three Artificial Intelligence-driven imaging solutions in India:

-> Access CT 32 Slice offers flexibility, better image quality, and diagnostic accuracy.

-> Ingenia Prodiva 1.5T MRI is built on dStream digital broadband technology and can accelerate patient throughput.

-> DuraDiagnost F30 Digital X-ray helps to simplify clinical decision-making and aims to improve outcomes for patients.

Philips Ingenia MRI Imaging Device

Philips Ingenia MRI Imaging Device

“The new offerings in MRI, CT and Digital X-ray are developed to help radiologists diagnose faster, more accurately, with the added benefit of lower ownership costs and better patient experience,” Rohit Sathe, president Philips Healthcare, India, said.

February 16, 2018   No Comments

Epicor Expands Tech Center in India

Austin, Texas-based Epicor Software Corporation, provider of industry-specific enterprise software announced the opening of new office premises for its existing technology center in Bangalore.

CEO Steve Murphy, who inaugurated the  center said, “India is an important part of our growth plans—with a solid distribution partnership and the expansion of our technology center in Bangalore, we are in a great position to achieve success in the region.”

Steve Murphy CEO, Epicor

Steve Murphy CEO, Epicor

The company is on or ahead of its projections for India since its regional customer base has been growing steadily, primarily in the manufacturing sector which has the potential of reaching $1 trillion by 2026. Many manufacturers in India are small to medium size businesses — a size that fits in the Epicor target market.

February 10, 2018   No Comments

Global Firms Seek India’s IT Talent for Digital Transformation

With technologies such as artificial intelligence and biometrics leading digital transformations in organizations across the world, India is seen as a prime location for global businesses to open technology hubs as an extension of their business rather than a third-party service provider.

Bangalore has the best environment for businesses to transform digitally, according to research of 45 global cities by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). Mumbai and New Delhi were also ranked in the top four locations. EIU’s Connecting commerce: Business confidence in the digital environment report considered each city’s access to talent, open data, finance and innovation labs, as well as having a modern ICT infrastructure.

software code on a computer screen

-> In January, money transfer company Western Union opened a technology center in Pune that employs 1,000 people. The center will focus on technologies including robotics, machine learning and biometrics.

-> Samsung recently said it would be hiring 1,000 engineers for its three research and development facilities in India, “for domains such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, signal processing, computer vision, mobile security and biometrics, among others.”

-> Dutch software company Planon will expand its base innovation center in Hyderabad, India. CEO Pierre Guelen said, “Over the years, the Hyderabad operations, which started as a development center, have started delivering services for global clients. Next year, the Hyderabad center will be involved in the internet of things and artificial intelligence. The manpower will increase from 130 now to close to 300 by next year. There is good talent in Hyderabad.” This will give Planon 10 times as many people at its Indian innovation center than at its innovation center in the Netherlands.

Several U.S.-based CIOs and global VCs confirmed that India’s services and innovation ecosystem is stronger than it has ever been, and that companies are taking a more strategic view toward their Indian operations.

 

February 7, 2018   No Comments