Monday, April 20, 2009

K. Guruswamy - Videos

How we set about making a global product for healthcare, from India

Working on further healthcare applications for cancer, neuro treatment using robotic tool positioner

Cancer incidences in men and women -- increasingly found in emerging economies

Giving the ability to clinician to reach a lesion at an early stage or in a complicated place

While smaller hospitals can think of taking up complicated procedures, the bigger hospitals can reduce the pressure on scarce talent

Gaps in healthcare that we studied before working on this product

Potential to use the robotic tool positioner for ablation, in cancer treatment

Awareness and technology are key in cancer treatment -- example of how mammography evolved

Presentations in the US and the valuable feedback on finish that we received

Philosophies behind the name, Perfint -- Performance and Integrity

Do we have the ecosystem for promoting innovation and product development

Three big hurdles before healthcare technology reaching rural areas -- lack of expertise, connectivity, affordability

We are in the space of minimally-invasive image-guided procedures

Need for standardisation and mandated regulation in healthcare products

Role of insurance in the absorption of technology by healthcare industry

Areas where our product can have a major impact -- yield rate, reduction in check scans, time taken for the overall procedure

Papers published and presented at conference such as European Congress of Radiology

We started in the Technology Business Incubator in Kongu Engineering College, Erode, moved to Mysore, before settling down in Chennai

Our logo is a representation of neurons, which are symbolic of high-degree performance and integrity

On funding of the company

What has been our experience with banks

Concept, design, and development of the product is totally Indian, with about 30 per cent of imported components

How our product PIGA CT works

Product demo (presentation)

Strategy decision is to play in niche areas and create IP

Discussions are on for working closely with OEMs

As an innovative products company, we have made our roadmap

Application of science into product development or engineering, not a strength in India

What are the questions that students ask Perfint promoters

Key challenge is to have high quality people

What type of employee do we look for

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