BARC and Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology sign MoU for joint development of Deep Brain Stimulator
These devices are currently being imported, limiting its wider usage due to the high cost. The planned joint development is targeted to provide an affordable alternative.
As per the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between BARC & SCTMIST yesterday, BARC will develop the device as per specifications provided by SCTMIST and SCTMIST will be responsible for clinical trials, testing and qualification. Electronics Division, Reactor Control Division and Centre for Design & Manufacture of BARC will participate in the development of various subsystems. The 1st prototypes are planned to be available in 3 years.
The MoU was signed by Dr. Asha Kishore, Director, SCTIMST, Thiruvananthapuram on behalf of Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology (SCTIMST), Thiruvananthapuram and Shri Y.S. Mayya, Director, Electronics & Instrumentation Group, BARC on behalf of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre at BARC, Trombay yesterday.