Vinayaka Mission’s Research Foundation (VMRF) has entered into a MOU with Global Institute of Nanotechnology (GINTEM) founded by Dr Varadan, to collaborate on Brain Machine Interface and to use the expertise of Dr Varadan to train the next generation. Professionals on latest trends in nano technologies. In particular, this collaboration creates a platform to dwell our students and research scholars, in futuristic technologies that can lead to a better quality of health care. The MOU was signed on 9th February 2018.
The global Nano sensors market was valued at 55 million USD in 2016 and will reach $1,472 million by 2021, growing at a CAGR of 93% during the forecast period. The growing demand for sophistication in the healthcare industry is one of the major drivers contributing to the growth of the global nano sensors market. With technological advances in the healthcare industry, the demand for precision diagnostics is increasing. The demand for speedy and precise detection and diagnostics is compelling the adoption of Nano sensors in diagnostic equipments. In 2017, the healthcare segment was the largest end-user segment in the global Nano sensors market.
Dr A S Ganesan, Chancellor – VMRF speaking at the press conference said that “The MOU will provide Academic Collaboration, Research Partnership and Innovative Healthcare for the rural people. This provides a unique opportunity to our students and faculties to visit Prof Vardan’s Laboratories at Penn State University and work closely with his team on nano and wireless technologies in healthcare which are currently unavailable in India. Joint certificate courses with GINTEM and VMRF in field of Nanotechnology and Brain Machine Interface, which would be beneficial for students in field of Medicine, Engineering and Allied Health.”
“This MOU also facilitates joint research collaboration between GINTEM and VMRF especially on remote health care technologies. VMRF will set up Unique Brain Machine Interface Laboratory at AVIT campus for the specialised research in neuro cardiology”
Dr Vijay Varadan is internationally renowned for his contributions in developing innovative nanotechnology products in engineering and medicine. Professor Varadan is also associated with the Department of Engineering Science and Department of Neurosurgery at Penn State Hershey Medical School. He was formerly the Twenty-First Century Endowed Chair in Nano-and Bio-Technology and Medicine, and Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering (College of Engineering) and Neurosurgery (College of Medicine) at University of Arkansas from 2005 till 2015. He is also the Director of Global Institute of Nanotechnology in Engineering and Medicine (GINTEM).