The MoU facilitates long-term partnership between NI and HTIC in the design and development of new, affordable, high-impact medical devices by HTIC based on the NI Platform for the Indian market.
Planet NI, where NI stands for Nurturing Innovation, is a National Instruments program 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.
Dr Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director IITM, 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."
Dr Mohanasankar, Head of HTIC signed the MoU on behalf of HTIC.
He said: "NI's design and development platforms will allow us to shorten the time from idea to prototype, and quickly move the device for field testing and validation, which is crucial in med-tech R and D."
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."
--IBNS (Posted on 17-10-2013)