Johnson Medical, Sweden announces JV with Trivitron Healthcare
Trivitron Healthcare, one of the largest medicalÂ technology solution providers of Indian origin hasÂ recently announced its alliance with Johnson Medical,Â Sweden to manufacture high end and mobile modularÂ OTs and Pendants. Through this tie up, JohnsonÂ Medical will manufacture Modular OTs and PendantsÂ by setting up its manufacturing facility in Trivitron
Medical Technology Park.
Johnson Medical, Sweden is one of the leadingÂ global medical solution providers specialising inÂ Operating Room Solutions which includes of MedicalÂ Gas Piping, Sterile Operating Rooms, Heat VentilationÂ and Air Conditioning and other services.
Trivitron has set up South Asiaâs first TrivitronÂ Medical Technology Park to manufacture MT productsÂ of highest standards in a cost effective manner in IndiaÂ for India and emerging markets of the world.
According to Dr. G. S. K. Velu, Managing Director,Â Trivitron Group of Companies, âWith Johnson Medical weÂ found an ideal partner and this joint venture offers an excellentÂ strategic fit and further strengthens Trivitronâs commitment toÂ provide cost effective MT solutions to healthcare providers inÂ India and emerging markets of the world.â
Further to that, Englam Yeo, Managing Director, JohnsonÂ Medical, Singapore Office said, âWe have identified TrivitronÂ which has created a first-of-its-kind, world class medicalÂ technology park in Chennai, India. This will be the first facilityÂ in India for the manufacturing of the most advanced modularÂ Operation Theatres, Mobile OTs and Pendants and productionÂ of the same is expected to commence by the end of 2010.â
QED Pharmaceutical picks SAS Clinical Data Integration to helpÂ clients implement CDISC standards
SAS, the leader in businessÂ analytics software and services,Â has announced that QEDÂ Pharmaceutical Services hasÂ licensed SASÂ® Clinical DataÂ Integration to enable its drugÂ development clients to moreÂ easily form partnerships with keyÂ biopharmaceutical companies.Â The win at QED, a global contractÂ research organisation (CRO) withÂ offices in India and the UnitedÂ States, continues the strongÂ market momentum for SASÂ Clinical Data Integration.Â SAS, the leader in businessÂ analytics software and services,Â offers a comprehensive portfolioÂ of life sciences softwareÂ solutions for pharmaceutical,
biotechnology and medical deviceÂ companies.
âThe availability of SASÂ Clinical Data Integration hasÂ made it possible for QED toÂ efficiently implement complexÂ data standards such as theÂ CDISC standards. The overallÂ value created by SAS ClinicalÂ Data Integration to both QEDÂ as a service company and ourÂ clients by making them attractiveÂ partners and ensuring regulatoryÂ compliance is Â tremendous,â saidÂ Dr Ramana Kuchibhatla, QED founder.
According to Sudipta K Sen,Â Regional Director South-EastÂ Asia, CEO & MD SAS India, âTheÂ new deployment strengthens Â ourÂ commitment as a partner to helpÂ organisations in taking accurateÂ decisions and to create an impactÂ on their business goals.â
Siemens Launches SIERRA Dose Reduction Initiative inÂ Computed Tomography
In a continual commitment to patient care andÂ radiation reduction in computed tomography (CT),Â Siemens Healthcare has launched SIERRA (SiemensÂ Radiation Reduction Alliance) and has established anÂ expert panel to advance the cause of dose reduction in CT.Â The new Low Dose Expert Panel includes 15 specialists inÂ radiology, cardiology and physics, who are internationallyÂ recognized for their publications on the subject of CTÂ dose.
The panelâs objective is to generate proposals for howÂ manufacturers may continue to develop their technologyÂ and to help users better adapt their procedures in order toÂ bring about further dose reduction in CT.
âOur aim as a leading innovator inÂ the field of computed tomography is toÂ reduce radiation exposure for all typicalÂ CT examinations below 2 mSv, whichÂ is as low as the average annual doseÂ due to naturally occurring backgroundÂ radiation. We are committed toÂ doing everything we can to help ourÂ customers reduce doses in CT withoutÂ compromising the diagnostic qualityÂ of the examination in any way,â saidÂ Sami Atiya, PhD, CEO, ComputedÂ Tomography, Siemens Healthcare.
Excellent image quality is vital inÂ CT, but it is also important to keepÂ the patientâs radiation exposure as lowÂ as possible. Siemens Healthcare hasÂ already introduced measures to help itsÂ customers consistently achieve this goal.Â Now, Siemens Â wants to take on a moreÂ active role in this field and has convenedÂ a panel of experts expressly to developÂ new ideas for dose reduction in CT.
Siemens will develop a lowÂ dose educational program in closeÂ collaboration with institutions. TrainersÂ specialising in dose reduction technologyÂ will be available to work with customersÂ to train personnel, optimise scanÂ protocols and implement dose reductionÂ procedures. Siemens intends to use theÂ discussions to spur the developmentÂ of new features or CT scanners andÂ training programs for its customers.