Philips showcase 'Imalytics' imaging tool for Pharma Cos

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Bangalore, Oct 12 (UNI) Philips Electronics India (PEI) today showcased 'Imalytics Workspace', a preclinical imaging tool specifically designed for Pharmaceutical Companies, fully developed at its Innovation Campus in the city as part of the 'Innovation Day-2007' celebrations beginning here on October 15.

Philips Innovation Campus (PIC) CEO Alexius Collette told newspersons that Imalytics, the cutting edge solution for imaging and analytics, was completely engineered at the campus. "Imalytics brings together powerful tools in a new paradigm to benefit a variety of research applications in oncology, cardiology and neurology for the kind of discoveries that would rive patient care in the future," he added.

Philips Medical Systems Senior Director S Bhaskaran said the preclinical workflow was a breakthrough solution and a powerful engine that would enable researchers to revolutionise the process of drug discovery.

"The imager developed by a 20-member team was done entirely at the Bangalore facility within a record time of 18 months. The solution woould reduce time-to market cycles and accelerate the development of new compounds and technologies that are the future of predictive, preventive and personalised medicine," Mr Bhaskaran said.

Mr Collette said the recent 'Vision 2020' announced by Philips was a strategy to further position the company as a market-driven, people-centric organisation and a structure that fully reflected the needs of its customer base. PIC was an example of nurturing and developing products for the marketplace for developed and emerging markets.

PIC, established in 1996, meets the German major's growing need for high-quality, cost-effective software development capacity in the areas of embedded and information system engineering, architecture design, programming and testing in healthcare, lifestyle (consumer electronics) and lighting. The sprawling facility on Nagawara in the city houses 960 highly skillful technical staff.

Philips also has a semiconductor development centre in the campus which employees a further 800 professionals.

UNI

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