Kalam presents award on National Technology Day
Chennai-based health equipment company Perfint Healthcare Corporation has won the Department of Biotechnology's Biotech Product and Process Development and Commercialisation award for this year.
A citation noted that the company was a world leader in planning and targeting solutions for image-guided interventional procedures with emphasis on oncology and pain care.
It pointed out that the company's products, PIGA CT and ROBIO, are used by radiologists around the world for biopsy, drug delivery, ablation, drainage and fine needle aspiration.
“Perfint's newest product MAXIO is set to change the world of interventional oncology. MAXIO will allow clinicians to visually plan, execute and validate ablation procedures on a single system and all in 3D. MAXIO has been designed to make complex, multi-probe ablations simpler, which will help to make these life-saving procedures available to more cancer sufferers than ever before,” the citation said.
The award was presented by the former President, Abdul Kalam, on the occasion of National Technology Day.
Mr. Kalam also presented the Department of Science and Technology's national award for Technology Business Incubators for 2011 to the SIDBI [Small Industries Development Bank of India] Innovation and Incubation Centre at IIT, Kanpur.