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Friday December 16, 2011

OPTRA Systems forays in Healthcare R&D

Launches 'Optra HEALTH' a 100% dedicated R&D Unit
Gets recognition from Department of Scientific & Industrial Research
To undertake R&D work in biomedical engineering Pune, December 16:
City based OPTRA Systems, a software engineering company with offices in USA, India & Holland, after having established itself in biomedical engineering, bioinformatics and cloud computing is now foraying into Research and Development segment related to Healthcare and Life Sciences. The company has set up 'Optra HEALTH', a 100% R&D Unit of OPTRA Systems at Manikchand Ikon, Bund Garden Road, Pune.

This was announced by Mr Abhijeet Gholap, Founder President and CEO, OPTRA Systems during a Press Conference held in the city today. Dr. Gauri Naik, will be heading this newly announced R&D Unit of Optra HEALTH. Others who were present during the conference were Dr. Aparna Joshi – Head of Digital Oncology, Mr Prasanna Gogate – Head of Mobile and Cloud Health and Dr. Madhura Vipra – Head of Human Genome.

Speaking on the occasion Mr Abhijeet Gholap said, "Optra HEALTH will leverage on the strong R&D experience and expertise to develop biomedical devices for the global market as a part of outsourced product development from its overseas clients and would also focus open creating its own Intellectual Property in this domain."

"Core research on Gene – Diseases correlation to aid Human Genome Project, Medical instrumentation for Cancer Imaging, Computer aided Diagnostic Tools and Cloud based "Pay as you go" Lab Information Management System (LIMS) have been identified as the four main areas in which 'Optra HEALTH' – the R&D Unit of OPTRA Systems will work", Mr Abhijeet Gholap added.

This new state-of-the-art R&D Lab has come up in 13,500 Sqft area with Product Lab, Bio Lab and Digital Oncology Lab. It would have a dedicated research team of over 165 professionals with an ambitious target of filing at least 5 international patents within 2 years of operations. The company would be investing over USD 3 million in the next 18 months in this R&D unit for infrastructure and manpower.

Considering the strong R&D background of OPTRA Systems, the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Government of India has also recognized Optra HEALTH lab as an R&D Unit for Healthcare and Life Sciences. With this Government of India recognition 'Optra HEALTH' would be entitled to undertake Research and Development projects under the 'Biotech Industry Partnership Program' (BIPP) of DSIR for affordable healthcare technologies and products in the field of diagnostics and biomedical devices.

About Optra Systems:
OPTRA SYSTEMS is an ISO-certified global organization delivering customized Medical Device and Lab Automation, Life Science R&D, Digital Pathology and Cloud & Mobility based solutions. With a strong domain expertise and a global-delivery model, OPTRA SYSTEMS serves from start up to fortune 500 companies as well as top tier academic & research institutions. With its extensive past experience, Optra Systems can leverage its ready to use building blocks to assist its clients in reducing their project time and cost. Optra Systems works as an extended engineering arm either on time and material or turnkey  solutions basis. Widely recognized for our innovation, OPTRA SYSTEMS has been named by Deloitte as amongst 'Fast 50  Growing Companies' for the last 3 consecutive years.
Contact: Dr. Gauri Naik - Chief Scientific Officer.

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