Haffkine, IITB-BETiC join hands

first_img Comments (0) Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” BETiCBiomedical Engineering & Technology incubation CentreDevendra FadnavisDr Anand BangDr Nishigandha NaikGirish MahajanHaffkineHaffkine Institute of TrainingMoUProf B RaviResearch & TestingSahyadri Guest House Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Share Haffkine, IITB-BETiC join hands Health policies News Public Health WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Add Comment The partners are planning a MEDHA in March to kickstart the activities by bringing doctors, engineers and other stakeholders togetherHaffkine Institute of Training, Research & Testing with 120 years of biomedical expertise is partnering with IIT Bombay with 60 years of engineering excellence to establish a Biomedical Engineering & Technology incubation Centre (BETiC) at Haffkine campus in Parel.The MoU was exchanged recently at Sahyadri Guest House, Mumbai in the presence of Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister, Maharashtra and Girish Mahajan, Minister of Medical Education; facilitated by Dr Anand Bang, Honorary Advisor-Health, to the CM. The Haffkine Institute was represented by its Director Dr Nishigandha Naik and IIT Bombay was represented by Prof B Ravi, Head, Biomedical Engineering & Technology incubation Centre (BETiC).“The presence of leading hospitals in Parel, including Tata Memorial Hospital, King Edward Memorial Hospital and Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children will enable better identification of unmet clinical needs as well as quicker feedback on devices during their development. An interdisciplinary team of doctors and engineers will develop innovative medical devices suitable for local population, in the proposed center,” shared Dr Nishigandha Naik, Director, Haffkine Institute.The partners are planning a Medical Device Hackathon (MEDHA) in March to kickstart the activities by bringing doctors, engineers and other stakeholders together. “The hackathon will help us curate the unmet clinical needs and identify committed innovators to take it forward. Previous MEDHA at partner institutes have been very successful in sensitising the participants about the importance and process of med-tech innovation,” said Prof B Ravi.A brainstorming meeting was held at Haffkine Institute with clinicians from local hospitals to get their views about the proposed innovation centre and to identify the problems to be taken up at the next hackathon.“Another MoU has been signed with the Medical Education and Drug Department of Government of Maharashtra to establish BETIC cells in three government hospitals – BJ Government Medical College & Sassoon General Hospital, Pune; Grant Government Medical College and JJ Hospital, Mumbai; and Government Dental College & Hospital, Mumbai,” Prof Ravi added. These efforts will accelerate indigenous medical device innovation leading to affordable healthcare. Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” By EH News Bureau on February 18, 2019 Read Article Related Postslast_img read more

Watch Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour Perform On Jools Holland

first_imgGilmour also has a handful of remaining tour dates over the course of the end of this year and into next. Take a look at where you’ll be able to catch him:12/12 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Allianz Parque12/14 – Curitiba, BR @ Pedreira Paulo Leminski12/16 – Porto Alegre, BR @ Arena do Gremio12/18 – Buenos Airs, AR @ Hipodromo de San Isidro12/20 – Santiago, CL @ Estadio Nacional03/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl03/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl03/31 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre04/01 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre04/04 – Chicago, IL @ United Center04/08 – Chicago, IL @ United Center04/11 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden04/12 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour has been out promoting and playing material from his first new solo album in a decade, Rattle That Lock, recently performing with David Crosby and Graham Nash in London. Last night, Gilmour stopped by the BBC’s Later…with Jools Holland, a show that Gilmour has frequented over the years, and delighted viewers to versions of the album’s title track as well as “Today.” Take a watch:last_img read more

Traffic Alert: N.M. 502 Closed Between 4th & Arroyo May 2

first_imgTraffic Alert:Saturday, May 2, Century Link’s contractor Kelly Cable will install a Fiber Optics Manhole at 4th Street and Central Avenue. N.M. 502 will be closed 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. between 4th Street and Arroyo Lane. Eastbound traffic will be detoured to 4th Street to Canyon Road and back onto N.M. 502.  Westbound traffic will be detoured to Canyon Road, 4th Street, Central Avenue to Knecht Street and back onto N.M. 502. Detour signage will be in place.last_img

Cuban nurses to extend stay in Barbados; Jamaica and Trinidad record COVID deaths

first_img The ministry also reported 30 more people have tested positive for covid19, bringing the total number of active cases to 1,782. The total number of positive cases is now 4,876. Oct 16, 2020 Jamaica now has total confirmed cases of 7,191 and the ministry said 26 more patients have recovered from the virus, pushing total recoveries to 2,700. In Trinidad and Tobago, the Ministry of Health reported on Wednesday that another COVID-19 patient, an elderly male with pre-existing conditions, has died, bringing the total number of deaths to 84. “With their help, Barbados will be able to cope with the occurrence of new imported cases of infected travellers coming from abroad, and thus to be able to control any contagion that is recognised through tracing and isolation in such a way as to avoid the occurrence of any local community spread of the virus,” Ambassador Pastrana said. You may be interested in… Cuba says the contingent of nurses who were assigned to help Barbados in its fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) will have their stay extended by another six months. Oct 15, 2020 Cuba’s Ambassador to Barbados, Sergio Jorge Pastrana, speaking at a ceremony marking the 44th anniversary of the Cubana Airlines tragedy on Tuesday, said an agreement had been signed between Cuban and Barbadian authorities on the extension. The cluster within the affected family emanated from a family member who works as a housekeeper and was infected after coming into contact with her employer, who recently returned from the United Kingdom. Oct 15, 2020 He said that the Ministry of Health and Wellness had put additional resources in place to ensure a thorough contact tracing process in respect of secondary school, adding “the science of contact tracing is being used to guide the process and this process is well advanced”. Meanwhile, Acting Chief Medical Officer, (CMO), Dr. Kenneth George, has advised Barbadians to remain calm in the wake of a COVID-19 cluster which includes two students. The cluster is so far confined to members of one family. Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC center_img St. Lucia records more cases of COVID It said that the total number of patients discharged from various hospitals is now 1,114 as seven people have been discharged from public health facilities. The ministry said the number of recovered community cases, referring to patients who were in self-isolation and met the ministry’s discharge criteria, is 52. The total number of recovered community cases is now 1,896. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… More deaths from COVID-19 recorded in CARICOM countries,… “As of now, the only educational institution we have advised that should be closed is The Ellerslie School. We have seen nothing so far that would warrant any other teaching institution taking action that keeps students away from classes at this time. As CMO, I commit to immediately update the public if that situation changes.” Dr. George expressed concern about what he described as “unilateral decisions” being made by some institutions in response to this development, which were not based on public health advice. CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak The Ministry of Health and Wellness said the recent deaths include a 67-year-old man, an 84-year-old woman and an 88-year-old man. The ministry also reported one more death under investigation. The latest deaths bring the total confirmed deaths to 126. “Please be assured that this is a situation that we take very seriously and our public health professionals are highly trained and capable of investigating and treating to this challenge. Oct 16, 2020 The Chief Medical Officer assured the public that every person and institution that the Ministry perceives is at increased risk based on its investigations will be contacted on an individual basis and tested for COVID-19. In Jamaica, the authorities there have announced three more COVID-19 deaths and 82 new cases of the virus in the last 24 hours. CARICOM SG commends regional response to COVID-19CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, has commended the health emergency response mechanism engineered by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) to keep the Community free of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Secretary-General LaRocque said the inter-agency collaboration that was taking place was another example of the co-ordination required to address the…February 18, 2020In “31Intersessional”CDEMA receives donation from Caribbean Credit Union Movement to support COVID-19 logistical operationsBridgetown, Barbados, May 4th, 2020 (CDEMA) – Through a tangible demonstration of commitment towards the fight against COVID-19 in the region, the Caribbean Confederation of Credit Unions (CCCU), the apex regional association for Credit Unions through its Foundation donated US$ 25,000 towards CDEMA’s regional logistical operations for the COVID-19 response to its…May 4, 2020In “CARICOM”Medical team from Cuba to arrive in BVI to help COVID-19Twenty-two Cuban medical professionals are scheduled to arrive in the BVI on Thursday to assist the government in its fight against COVID-19. Premier Andrew Fahie who made the announcement during Tuesday’s Sitting of the legislature, said the Cuban team will consist of internist doctors, emergency response doctors, intensive care specialists…July 23, 2020In “General”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

Max Bögl gets a Liebherr lift

first_imgFour wind turbines will stand on the water basins and will have a total height of 240 m. The basins and the 40 m high tower foundations for the wind turbines will be used as water storage facilities.The LTM 11200-9.1 from Max Bögl’s fleet is being used for the construction of 27 pre-stressed concrete rings. The concrete rings are supplied in four individual segments, which are assembled on site and stressed using steel cables. The finished component has a diameter of 16 m and is 1.5 m high.  Fitted with 202 tonnes of ballast, the nine-axle mobile crane is hoisting the components, which weigh over 90 tonnes, and placing them on top of each other.  The Liebherr LTM 11200-9.1 will then place some of the turbine towers on the 40 m high reservoir and will also assemble the Liebherr 630 EC-H 70 top-slewing crane, required for the lifting of the reservoir tower.  This self-climbing construction crane will reach a hook height of around 190 m above the ground.  The four wind turbines are expected to be operational before the end of 2017. The system will be able to generate additional electricity through its combination with a pump accumulator power plant in nearby Kocher Valley. The pump accumulator system will go into service at the end of 2018 at the latest.  www.max-boegl.de www.liebherr.comlast_img read more

Japan’s football leagues seek new normal for tackling coronavirus infection

first_img KEYWORDS Wearing a helmet with a mouth shield will be mandatory in the X League this season. | HIROSHI IKEZAWA RELATED PHOTOS While the Big Ten and Pac-12, two of college football’s major conferences in the U.S., have canceled their fall seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Japanese leagues are preparing to stage their upcoming campaigns, albeit in an irregular format.The X League, Japan’s top football league, is scheduled to start its shortened season Oct. 24. The Kansai Collegiate American Football League, which has produced 12 of the last 13 collegiate national champions and 42 overall, announced it will stage its 2020 season under a tournament-style format from mid-October. The rival Kanto Collegiate League will use a modified round-robin format for its competition, which begins in November. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img The most important and difficult challenge is to play the game safely and protect players and staff from the coronavirus. In order to lower the risk of infection, some football leagues are moving toward requiring players to wear a shield on their faceguard.“We heard high school clubs say their school would not allow them to resume football activity without any proper measures against droplet infection,’’ Yuji Shimizu, managing director of the Japan American Football Association told The Japan Times. “Then we organized a subcommittee to study shields in June.’’By then the JAFA learned some clubs had already tried to use self-made shields. The organization discourage this in an announcement on its website on June 23, noting the safety of self-made shields could not be guaranteed.“On the other hand, however, we, as an organizing body of American football in Japan, have to provide the proper information not only on the merits and the demerits of wearing a shield but on the products in the market that can be safely used,’’ Shimizu said.That was when Dr. Hiroto Fujiya of St. Marianna University School of Medicine conducted an experiment aimed at showing the effects of the shields. Fujiya, a board member of the National Football Association (the organizing body of the X League), prepared four types of helmets — one with no shield on the faceguard (A), one with an eye shield on the faceguard (B), one featuring a mouth shield on faceguard (C) and a helmet with a face shield (eye and mouth shield) on the faceguard (D). Fujiya sprayed gas from inside of the helmet and showed how the it passed through the faceguard.Helmets fitted with various face shields are seen on display at a QB Club shop in Tokyo’s Shibuya district.  | HIROSHI IKEZAWAFujiya concluded that helmets C and D had could help prevent droplet infection.“My experiment showed mouth and face shields prevent spit from flying forward. I cannot say the exact percentage, but the mouth and face shields surely are more effective than not wearing anything,’’ Fujiya said to The Japan Times. “I have not seen or heard of any similar experiments on shields so far.”Fujiya, however, warns wearing shields during practice or in comes with the risk of heatstroke, especially in summer.“In another experiment of mine, the WBGT (wet-bulb globe temperature) of the space between the face and shield is highest when wearing a face shield (which means high risk for heatstroke) and, in order, lowers when wearing a mouth shield, eye shield and wearing nothing,” Fujiya said. “I strongly recommend taking good measures to prevent heatstroke and wearing a mouth shield to prevent droplet infection.’’Fujiya pointed out that the mouth shield would also work to prevent droplets from spreading in the huddle, but said mouthpiece use is still one of the issues that needs to be addressed.“For a mouthpiece that is connected to a faceguard with a strap, you can remove it from your mouth by pulling the strap, but for the lip-guard type of mouthpiece (without a strap, which a player uses their hands to remove and insert), this is an issue where we have to seek a solution,’’ Fujiya said.When the X League announced its 2020 schedule in late July, it also told the clubs that wearing a mouth shield is mandatory for the upcoming season.Wearing a helmet with a mouth shield will be mandatory in the X League this season. | HIROSHI IKEZAWA“We have been considering it necessary. We decided to make it a rule for this season based on the discussion of JAFA’s subcommittee,’’ said Riichiro Fukahori, the commissioner of the NFA. “We have financial aid from the Japan Sports Agency and government, so about half of the clubs’ cost to buy shields will be covered. We have been talking with football equipment shops to secure enough shields by opening day at the latest. Hopefully the teams get the shields so that they can use them in practice.’’As of mid-August, there are two products are on the market — the “Splash Shield” by Schutt Sports, an American manufacturer of sports equipment, and the “Spitshield” produced by the Japanese company QB Club.“We have been working on developing a shield to prevent droplet infection since March and have sold 5,000 Spitshield units. The shields should be strong enough to not break with contact and made of material that won’t cut your fingers or cut others,” said QB Club, which uses polycarbonate for the shields. “In Japan, 75 percent of players use helmets from Riddell (Sports Inc., a football equipment company based in the U.S.), but Schutt’s Splash Shield, which we also sell at shops, isn’t necessarily a perfect fit for Riddell’s (helmets). Ours have four different types of shape and are good for any helmet and faceguard.’’The JAFA is leaving the decision regarding the shields to individual leagues. The Kanto college league is discussing if wearing a shield should be mandatory while the Kansai league has asked schools to wear the face shield but is still on the lookout for a better solution for preventing droplet infection.While many players aren’t to used to playing with shields on their faceguards, but it could become a new normal in football at least here in Japan this season. A series of photos from an experiment conducted by Dr. Hiroto Fujiya of St. Marianna University School of Medicine show how droplets can spread through helmets without a shield (A), with an eye shield (B), with a mouth shield (C) and with a face shield (D). | ©2020 HIROTO FUJIYA Helmets fitted with various face shields are seen on display at a QB Club shop in Tokyo’s Shibuya district.  | HIROSHI IKEZAWA X League, Japan American Football Association, Schutt, National Football Association, WBGT last_img read more

Video: Chelsea youngster Baker shows off his skills

first_imgChelsea youngster Lewis Baker shows of his skills, displaying the kind of two-footed ability that has established him as one of the Blues’ brightest prospects.The 20-year-old, who spent time on loan at MK Dons last season, is currently on loan at Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem.(Video courtesy of FFDTV) Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook AdChoices广告last_img