Tata Trusts to fund innovations, technologies to combat TB and malaria

For the first time an Indian philanthropic organisation will be funding science to combat infectious diseases. The India Health Fund (IHF), an initiative by Tata Trusts, in collaboration with the Global Fund will financially support innovations and technologies designed to combat tuberculosis and malaria. At a time when funding for science by the Indian government … Continue reading Tata Trusts to fund innovations, technologies to combat TB and malaria

IIT Madras develops surgical robots for medical colleges

Dinesh C. Sharma Just like the industrial robots becoming increasingly common on factory floors, surgical robots are making their presence felt in hospitals. However, prohibitive costs and a lack of training facilities are hampering a faster rollout. A trainer surgical robot developed by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras could help address this gap to some … Continue reading IIT Madras develops surgical robots for medical colleges