Forus Health Care, start-up from Bangalore, innovator of 3 nethra, a patented, non-Mydriatic Pre-Screening system was awarded Piramal Prize 2010 in the Emerging ventures category. The technology venture is promoted by a group of seniors, Dr Shyam Vasudev, Director of Technology, Philips Innovation Campus, Bangalore, Chandrasekhar, NXP Semi conductors, Padmanabha Holla, Philips Healcare and others. 3nethra provides multiple digital imaging functions ( retinal imaging, cornea imaging, auto refraction) in one device built around innovative optics system. Patented intuitive control software facilitates rapid detection of diabetic retinopathy, cataract, symptoms of glaucoma and refraction errors. The product is under evaluation at Arvind Eye care.
IRENE nanocoating, Axio Biosolutions, TATVA and Healthpoint Services were other finalists. IRENE Nanocare solutions, start-up from IIT Kanpur takes the research of Prof Sunder Manoharan on drug free, polymer nano coted stent to market. The venture is backed by Pramod Haque, VC from USA. The patented technology is available for license. contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Axio Biosolutions, start-up from Ahmedabad is promoted by technopreneur Leo Mavely, addresses the problem of traumatic bleeding. It replaces cotton gauze in effective to stop major bleeding and is a low cost substitute for expensive imported products.This life saving product is under clinical testing and entrepreneur is looking for business partners. contact email@example.com .
TATVA is start-up by Saurav das & Srinivasan from Stanley Medical College, Chennai partnering with Gurlivleen & Satya of NIT Suratkal. The product Amrita is a hand held device loaded with decision support system to empower village level health workers with protocols for common ailments. They are looking for incubation support.
Health point solutions promoted by Amit jain and backed by Al Hammond has set up demonstration projects at few places in Punjab offering medicines, water and diagnosis with tele medicine under one roof. The project is available for replication all across the country and rural entrepreneurs can contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The competition executed by CIIE-IIMA attracted many more start-ups and CIIE offers to mentor the winners, finalists and all other participants.