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NI, IIT-Madras to develop medical devices

Posted: 21 Oct 2013     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Healthcare Technology Innovation Centre  National Instruments  medical device  IIT Madras 

National Instruments (NI), under its Planet NI Initiative, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Healthcare Technology Innovation Centre (HTIC), a joint initiative of IIT Madras and Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology.

The partnership aims to push the design and development of affordable, high-impact medical devices by HTIC based on the NI Platform for the Indian market.

Planet NI is a National Instruments programme designed to empower engineers and students in developing countries to achieve economic prosperity and sustainable development through access to National Instruments technology. "NI is committed to nurturing local innovation and entrepreneurship and, through Planet NI, the company is making engineering tools affordable, accessible and relevant to groups focused on improving the socioeconomic development of their communities. The partnering with HTIC is one such initiative that is supported by Planet NI."

Bhaskar Ramamurthi, director of IIT-Madras said, "I am very glad to see this highly synergistic partnership between NI and HTIC that brings together NI's powerful design platforms and HTIC's dynamic med-tech innovation capabilities to develop high impact medical devices."

Jayaram Pillai, MD, National Instruments India, Russia and Arabia, signed the MoU on behalf of National Instruments. He said, "With this MoU, National Instruments will support HTIC's initiatives with NI's Graphical System Design platform for product development and large scale deployment of affordable healthcare devices for emerging countries."

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