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SunEdison Wins 150 Megawatt Project in Karnataka

St. Peters, Missouri-based SunEdison Inc. won a bid to build 150 megawatts of solar projects in southern India’s Karnataka state.

The company will build and own the five projects for Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd. SunEdison was one of 44 developers vying to build 500 megawatts of projects in the state. The facilities are expected to be owned by the developer, its project holding company TerraForm Power Inc. or an affiliate. It will sell power under contract to the grid.

SunEdison recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the provincial government of Rajasthan to build 5 gigawatts of projects in the northern Indian state.

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October 31, 2014   No Comments

India designed PET de

The Discovery IQ, an advanced Positron Emission Tomography/ Computed Tomography  molecular imaging system designed in India for local and global markets was released earlier this year.  The $15 Million 3 year project included close collaborative development with Indian nuclear medicine physicians and oncologists. The new GE Discovery IQ PET/CT comes with advanced early disease detection capabilities as well as measurements to understand patient’s response to cancer treatment. The final products costs 40% less than pre-existing solutions.

GE Healthcare India stated that “A state of the art imaging center requires an imaging system — PET/CT to scan the human body and a cyclotron to produce bio-markers that can light up cancer cells. However, setting up of a molecular imaging center calls for an investment as high as $5 Million. With the support of several Indian entrepreneurs, GE has built a robust network of cyclotrons to halve the investment required to set up a molecular imaging center.

GE  Discovery IQ Pet Scaner

The Discovery IQ Pet Scanner

The company claims that the Discover IQ  is scalable to fit the needs of the many Indian healthcare providers and is built on a platform that is upgradable on site to meet the increasing demands of a typical fast growing Indian hospital.

As per a GE commissioned study, 70-80 per cent of cancer patients are diagnosed late which renders any form of treatment less effective. Additionally more than 60 per cent of patients affected with cancer do not have access to quality cancer treatment.

Out of 400 cancer centers in India, 40 per cent are not adequately equipped with advanced cancer care equipment such as  Linear Accelerators. About 70 per cent of them do not have molecular imaging technologies and rely on low end computed tomography technologies to measure the effectiveness of treatment. This study further suggests India will need at least 650 additional cancer care centres to adequately meet patient requirements by 2020. India today has about 120 PET/CTs operational in the country whereas the required number of units is an estimated 1.300 units.

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October 27, 2014   No Comments

Carestream Dental Introduces Digital Intra-oral Scanner to India

Carestream Dental launched the CS 3500 intraoral scanner in India last month.  The product is a portable (one pound), powder-free, 2D and 3D color intraoral scanner that provides practitioners with the information they need to create fixed restorations.

With the CS 3500, dental professionals can digital images of patients’ teeth for restorative procedures. These true color images help dental professionals distinguish tooth structures and existing restorations from gingival tissue.

3D images are displayed 1024 x 768 resolution to enable clinicians to identify anatomical features including margin lines, undercuts and contact points. The CS 3500 also has a built-in heater that prevents the mirror from fogging during digital impression acquisitions, reducing the amount of time required for a single scan. The CS 3500  features a light guidance system  so dentists can look at patients’ mouths directly.

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October 27, 2014   No Comments

HP Takes Medical Services to Rural India

Hewlett Packard along with Narayana Health has been running cloud-enabled portable eHealth centers in rural India. These are built in shipping containers and placed  in states such as Uttar Pradesh, where thousands of people are being given medical aid.

These containers are easy to transport and are equipped to deliver quality and affordable healthcare services to people living in areas, where finding the right kind of health care is otherwise a distant dream.  These eHealth containers are built to connect patients in remote areas to receive healthcare from the urban doctors Each container is fully equipped with cloud-integrated diagnostics equipment, HP workstations and video conferencing material.

HP will be heading to more Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities in the country and expand this health initiative. The organization plans to install up to 20 more eHealth centres in India, over the next 18-20 months.

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July 26, 2014   No Comments

Medical Device Certification Provider expands in India

CSA India  enables manufacturers to export medical devices to North America and Europe. Now with  growth of domestic medical devices and the increasing interest of global manufacturers to enter India, its  new 23,000 square foot laboratory located in Bangalore will  provide  testing and certification for medical and healthcare,  and industrial control products to ensure  safety, quality and high performance. The India lab will be manned by 50 personnel who are engineers and post graduates in science. The CSA Group plans to expand its team to 1,000 experts over time.

A unit of the Canadian Standards Association, the company says  it  is among the top 10 testing and certification organizations globally and in India it is the third largest testing, inspection and certification provider.

“The company has seen its India entry as most appropriate going by the large presence of medical device companies seeking compliance from global regulators. It makes more business sense to set base in India at a time when the market is brimming with positive growth prospects. Therefore,  we see India as a market with long-term growth potential”, said Ash Sahl, president, & chief executive officer, CSA Group.

“Our lab in India is envisaged to give a fillip to medical device compliance as a one-stop location for global regulatory adherences, components acceptability, compliance mechanism and safety.  Further, with faster turnaround, manufacturers would be able to considerably reduce the time-to market, said Saibal l Mukhopadhaya, country manager, CSA Group.

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July 26, 2014   No Comments