India News – November 2008

Sysmex, Transasia introduce products for Clinical Research sector

Sysmex, the world leader in Haematology, in partnership with Transasia Bio-Medicals introduced recently the XT-1800i V & XT-2000i V (Veterinary mode), a fully automated Haematology analyser for High Quality Animal Blood testing. This instrument, it is said will be highly beneficial to India’s growth in the Contract Clinical Research sector and Pharmaceutical R&D.

A lot of CROs and Pharmaceutical companies in India are working on development of new Drugs both independently and in collaboration with certain MNCs. There are very strict regulatory norms both in India and the US, which need to be followed. Animal testing is also mandatory to check the effectiveness of different compounds and their side effects. XT-1800i V and XT-2000i V Vet Analyser offers superior diagnostics for animal blood analysis thereby ensuring high quality standards to support clinical trials and drug discovery.

The unique feature of XT-1800i V and XT-2000i V Vet Analyser is its ability to analyse as many species as can be defined by the users themselves. The use of principle of Advanced Fluorescence flowcytometry ensures Efficient Quality Control. It also ensures the ability to trace and record all data without any possibility of overwriting the original data, which is in compliance with U.S. FDA.

XT-1800i V and XT-2000i V Vet Analyser is a must for all veterinary universities, research labs, Veterinary Hospitals, Pharmaceutical Companies and Toxicological Labs involved in Clinical trials as it is Low maintenance and Robust analyser. Also most of the Companies involved in Clinical trials work in partnership with companies operational at the global level and have work going on simultaneously at different centers. They need to compile data in real time, which only Sysmex can offer by its online Quality Control of Sysmex Network Communication System (SNCS) – an Internet based online customer service, which allows maintainence of quality on Sysmex hematology analysers. Above all the direct benefit to all will be a better health and access to a subsidised Healthcare.

Escorts introduces 3D Trans Esophageal Echo in India

Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre Ltd. (EHIRCL), amongst the world’s largest standalone cardiac institutions, recently organised a symposium on ‘Emerging Techniques in Echocardiography’ at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. Doctors from across Delhi and NCR came together for the session on the revolutionary 3D Trans Esophageal Echocardiography (3D TEE). Eminent cardiac specialist from EHIRCL like Dr. Ashok Seth, Dr. Savitri Shrivastava, Dr. Ashok, K Omar and Dr. Sameer Srivastava addressed the sessions sharing various case studies.

Dr. Navin C. Nanda, Director of Echocardiography and Heart Stations, University of Alabama, Birmingham (USA), spearheaded the session on clinical usefulness of the new 3D Trans Esophageal Echocardiography in the field of Heart treatment. Dr. Nanda was the first recipient of the Tufts University Award in Echocardiography and in 2006 received the Ellis Island Medal of Honour. 3 D TEE is the latest series of echocardiography imaging; this is a technique wherein ultrasound of the heart is done using the esophagus (food pipe) and stomach as a window vis-

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