Inks CCDA with The Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Tamil Nadu-based Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research (BIHER), one of India’s leading research and education institutions has successfully inked a ‘Mutual Understanding and Confidential Disclosure Agreement’ (CCDA) with The Brigham and Women’s Hospital, (BWH) an affiliate of Harvard Medical School to set up world-class cutting edge diagnostic research centre. Expected to be set up with an overlap of $5 million, this will be the cutting edge facility rivalling the best in the world in point of care diagnostics and mobile / tech-enabled diagnostic devices.
“We are excited about this development. Collaboration with the best in the world, shall further pave way for future explorations into student exchange, joint research and joint grants,” said the Vice-Chancellor Prof KV Bhaskar Raju.
The CCDA signed between BIHER and BWH paves way for a formal engagement towards the joint development of a state of the art research facility in medical, point of care, mobile-based diagnostics. The applications of such a centre are numerous: starting from detection of male infertility, ovulation, cancer and even viral loads which are critical as the current world is overwhelmed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This will bring together the two disciplines of engineering and medicine to conduct research and development in the field of biomedical application of 3D printing and medical device development”, said Dr Suresh, Pro VC Research, from Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research.
Commenting further on the development Dr Sundeep Anand, President, BIHER, said, “We are committed to investing into, and building a state of the art facility so that the students and faculty of BIHER can work with the best in the world and develop products that can be commercialised.”