Category — Medical 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

Roche Diagnostics Expands to India’s Smaller Cities

Roche Diagnostics is aiming at 15 percent share of India’s in-vitro diagnostics market in the next two years  said Shravan Subramanyam, managing director for Roche Diagnostics for  India & Neighboring Markets.

“We are also seeing consolidation of our customers, that is labs, and we would like to access tier II and tier III cities and rural markets through them and get a larger piece of the diagnostics market,” Subramanyam added.

Roche Diagnostic Devices

Currently the company sells devices and equipment to labs and hospitals and is mainly in the business-to-business space. For the next five years, the company will focus on women’s health, non communicable diseases:  diabetes, cardio vascular diseases, cancer and wellness segments. “But as India still has a very high burden of infectious diseases, we will continue to be in the space of infectious diseases,” Subramanyam affirmed. 

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

GE Healthcare Awarded ‘Indian Medical Device Company of the Year’

At the ‘India Pharmaceutical & India Medical Device 2018’ exhibition and conference that was held from February 15 – 17, 2018 in the southern city of Bangalore, GE Healthcare was announced as the Indian Medical Device Company of the Year for 2018.

GE Healthcare

GE Healthcare was conferred this award for strong business performance and robust growth in revenue and exports. Nalinikanth Gollagunta, president and CEO, GE Healthcare, India and South Asia said, “This recognition is a reflection of our commitment to bring high-quality affordable medical technologies to solve the pressing healthcare needs of the country.”

February 16, 2018   No Comments