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Mumbai, October 14, 2017: Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai, today created a "Green Corridor" for the transportation of "Donor Heart" retrieved from a 43 year old brain dead patient. The "Green Corridor" was created from Apollo Hospitals, CBD Belapur to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Domestic). A distance of 32 kms was covered in 40 minutes.

Green Corridor Route:

Apollo Hospitals, CBD Belapur, Palm Beach Road, Mumbai – Pune Highway, Vashi Toll Booth, Mankhurd Ghatkopar Link Road, SCLR, Western Express Road and the Airport

Dr Prasad Mugalikar, Medical Director, Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai, said, "Mr. Chetan Tailor, 43 year-old, from Khapoli, was admitted in a critical condition. On medical evaluation he was diagnosed to have a bleed in the brain stem and despite efforts, he could not be revived. As per the protocols, today he was declared brain dead. We counseled the family members and with all generosity, they agreed to donate his organs. The heart was retrieved as other organs were not suitable for transplantation. The ZTCC coordinated and a suitable recipient was found at, Chennai. We thank the ZTCC and Navi Mumbai Police, for their sustained efforts in organ donation awareness."

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New visual tools and collaboration with Auto desk makes Unity 2017.2 the best creation engine for all artists, developers and creators
 
San Francisco, October 13, 2017: Unity Technologies ( https://unity3d.com/ ), creator of the world's most popular creation engine that reaches nearly 3 billion devices worldwide, announced today that Unity 2017.2 is now available to download from the Unity Store. Unity 2017.2 is the most powerful content creation tool set to-date, delivering an end-to-end solution for 2D games and XR creation, as well as optimized support for ARCore, ARKit, Windows Mixed Reality and Vuforia.

"Unity 2017 was the start of a new cycle that evolves the world's most popular game engine into an ever-expanding creation engine for gaming and a wide range of real-time entertainment," said Adam My hill, Head of Cinematics, Unity. "Unity 2017.2 continues this evolution, by providing enhanced visual tools that truly empower and inspire artists and designers to do what they do best: create amazing content. We believe the power and flexibility within 2017.2 allows for improved experimentation, rapid iteration and a deeper collaboration between disciplines, which is the backbone for truly stunning creations."

Unity 2017.2 key features include :

2D Tile map and Cinemachine for 2D: Designed to empower 2D creators, 2017.2 offers a complete suite of 2D tools, including the new 2D Tile map tool for fast creation and iteration cycles. In addition, the new Cinemachine for 2D offers intelligent, easy to create camera behaviours with automatic composition, tracking, priorities and blending

Support and Further MR Optimization for the Latest Platforms : Unity currently powers 2/3rds of all AR/VR content, and now with further optimization for ARCore, ARKit, Windows Mixed Reality, and Vuforia, Unity developers will be able to reach over 1 billion AR-capable devices by the end of 2018. Unity makes it easy for developers to create MR experiences for supported devices, as well as add AR to existing apps to help drive user engagement and revenue growth

Collaboration with Auto desk to Improve Creation Workflow: Unity 2017.2 is the first creation engine that has source code access to Auto desk's FBX SDK and that provides improved creation workflow for better iteration and decision-making. Unity and Auto desk are working together to directly and dramatically improve FBX support, and enable high-fidelity round-tripping between Maya/Max and Unity

Unity exists to democratize development, solve hard problems and enable success -- three core values that are the driving forces of Unity's adoption by millions of creators. Unity powers more than 50% of all new mobile games and over 2/3rds of all AR and VR content. Interactive content made with Unity reaches nearly 3 billion devices worldwide.

Unity 2017.2 subscription plans are available with enhanced features and services to support customers' needs. Unity Pro represents the top of the line in professional-grade tools while Unity Plus offers serious creators who intend to publish additional tools and services to help them succeed. Custom-tailored enterprise solutions are also available for teams of 21 or more. For hobbyists and aspiring creators, Unity Personal provides all the core features they need to get started for free.

All plans are royalty-free and include all platforms — complete details are available on Unity's website .

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Dubai, October 13, 2017: After the successful launch of the first edition of the Best Healthcare Brands in India in 2016, The Economic Times announced the Asian edition of the book in Dubai, UAE. It was at the recently concluded Economic Times India-UAE Strategic Conclave held at Westin Dubai that insightful discussions on the opportunities and challenges for Asian healthcare brands came to light.

The Economic Times Best Asian Healthcare Brands 2017 was unveiled by H.E. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE’s Cabinet Member and Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development. The initiative was based on an extensive survey conducted with their Knowledge Partner, Mena Research Partners, and shortlisted top brands under various segments of healthcare after considering several parameters. These brands were eventually felicitated and featured in the coffee table book which was launched at this summit. During the summit, The Economic Times unraveled the DNA of success of these brands, and what makes these brands worthy of emulation in the healthcare Industry.

The Asian healthcare market is expected to grow from $1835 billion in 2016 to over $2660 billion by 2020. This is mainly due to improved access to healthcare facilities amid increased government and private investments in addition to government initiatives that promote medical insurance and foreign investment. Cumulatively, this has seen a rise in the demand for healthcare services and pharmaceutical products.

Commenting on the significance of the summit, Deepak Lamba, President, Times Strategic Solutions, said, “The huge population, large economy, and advances in technology make Asia an attractive market for healthcare services. We are excited to explore the dynamic Healthcare sector and analyse its strengths and the challenges on its way.”

Talking about the opportunities for collaboration in the Healthcare Sector between India and UAE, Dr. Naresh Trehan, Chairman and Managing Director of Medanta, highlighted the advances in healthcare services offered to consumer, also underscoring the growth of medical tourism in India by stating that 15% of his patients hail from overseas at any given time.

Padmashri Dr. B R Shetty, Founder & Vice Chairman, NMC Healthcare delivered the special address and said, “India is one of the largest capital markets and is very lucrative for investments. We are planning to open up medical universities and hospitals in the urban, rural and tribal areas of the country. We are starting with institutions for Medical, Ayurveda, Siddha and Yuana in Amravati, Delhi, Noida and Varanasi. We are also opening up an American university here in UAE.” Dr. Shetty also encouraged the delegates to invest in UAE.

Some eye-opening statics on Nutrition and Healthcare in Asia were shared by Mr. Anshu Budhraj, CEO, Amway India, who elaborated on the benefits of a smart healthcare approach. Highlighting that UAE stood at 84 but India came in at 143 on the UN’s Sustainable Healthcare Index, he said, “These statistics raise many questions as we are a nation that is achieving 8-9 percent growth rate every year. Clearly, economic growth and healthcare index may or may not go together. There have to be specific policies, specific investments, and focused approach for this sector to grow. If we increase the life expectancy of one person by 10 percent it would lead to an economic growth of 0.5 percent. That’s how healthcare impacts the economic prosperity of a country”.

The Asian healthcare brands were felicitated by H.E. Abdullah Al Darmaki, CEO, Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development; H.E Navdeep Singh Suri, Indian High Commissioner to UAE; Suhail Muhammad Ansari, Executive Director, Mubadala Healthcare and H.E Saif Jamal Al Jarwan, Secretary General, UAE International Investors Council in a gala ceremony. Those recognized for their excellence and covered in this year’s research and coffee table book included:

1. Advance Cells

2. Akums Drugs & Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

3. Amarantha Ayurveda

4. Asian Institute of Medical Sciences

5. AyurVAID Hospitals

6. Beximco Pharma

7. BigMuscles Nutrition

8. Burjeel Hospital (Abu Dhabi)

9. CIMS Hospital

10. Cipla

11. CryoViva Biotech

12. Dentzz

13. Diagno Labs

14. Dr. Batra's Healthcare

15. Dr. Reddy’s

16. Dr. Tvacha

17. Dynamic Techno Medicals

18. Envision Scientific

19. Eris Lifesciences

20. FineCure Pharmaceuticals

21. Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

22. Health Assure

23. Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital (Hong Kong)

24. Hoya Surgical Optics

25. Johnson & Johnson

26. Kayam Churna - Sheth Brothers

27. Kovai Medical Center and Hospital

28. Mitra Keluarga Hospital (Indonesia)

29. Mount Elizabeth Hospitals (Singapore)

30. Narayana Health

31. Natural Remedies

32. NMC Healthcare (Dubai)

33. Nobel Biocare

34. Nutrilite

35. Oasis Centre for Reproductive Medicine

36. OPTM Healthcare

37. Parvathy Hospital

38. Sahajanand Medical Technologies

39. Sahyadri Hospitals

40. Singapore General Hospital (Singapore)

41. Sir Ganga Ram Hospital

42. St. Lukes Medical Center (Philippines)

43. Sun Pharmaceutical

44. The Birth Place

45. The University of Tokyo Hospital (Japan)

46. Translumina Therapeutics LLP

47. Trichur Surgicals (Trisco)

48. Vital Imaging Centre

It is only by understanding what makes the finest Asian healthcare brands tick that we can lay down a blueprint for others to emulate and in the process make the world that bit better a place to live in.

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Compact and high-speed powder filling

  • Output of up to 480 vials per minute
  • Number of filling points can be individually selected
  • Optimal use of work stations thanks to the new transport system

New Delhi, October 08, 2017: Stuttgart / Crailsheim, Germany – As part of an exclusive machine presentation in Crailsheim from September 18 through 29, 2017, Bosch Packaging Technology introduced the latest addition to its AFG series. The filling and closing machine for pharmaceutical powders in glass vials offers manufacturers a wide range of options. “During development, our main focus was on flexibility,” explains Dieter Bandtel, product manager at Bosch Packaging Technology.

“With the AFG 5000, customers can choose between several different versions and various features. In addition, we have significantly increased the output rate in the high-performance segment.”

New variable transport system

Based on a single machine platform, the system can accurately fill both large and small amounts of powder. Customers have the choice between one filling point for an output of 160 containers per minute through to three filling points for up to 480 vials per minute. Thanks to the vacuum-compressed-air filling system, the output remains high even with small filling amounts. For all versions, customers can choose between statistical or 100% in-process control of dosing weights.

“To optimize efficiency, we have developed a new, flexible transport system for the AFG 5000,” says Bandtel. “While the vials are continuously fed into the machine, the transport system adjusts the speed of the following processes to precisely match the rhythm of the individual work stations.” Whether filling, weighing or closing of vials – each stage is optimally paced. The new vertical transport system was designed to prevent idle time or bottlenecks. Rotating carrier systems, known as shuttles, transfer the vials quickly and safely to the respective work station. Once the vials have been sealed and taken out of the system, the shuttles quickly return to the infeed, ready for the next transport run.

Compact and efficient design

In addition to flexibility, we particularly focused on compact design during the development of the AFG 5000. “Our customers’ powder filling takes place in class B cleanrooms, where every centimeter counts in terms of operating, maintenance and cleaning costs,” explains Bandtel. Apart from the vertical design, the separation of the compact filling station from the intake and output reduced the amount of space that must be cooled and cleaned with sterile, dry air. A further space-saving feature is the optional air-treatment system, which can be installed outside the sterile area.

All components that come into contact with the product can easily be disassembled for cleaning and sterilization. The result is an easy-to use machine with only few format parts, offering customers substantial space- and cost- savings. In line with Bosch’s pharmaceutical line competence, the AFG 5000 can be combined with upstream cleaning machines and sterilizing tunnels, as well as downstream capping equipment to create a complete line for safe and reliable filling processes for pharmaceutical powders.

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  • Less than half (42%) are confident that they know what changes to their breast could be a sign of cancer
  • A quarter (25%) think that a lump is the only sign of breast cancer that can be identified without medical equipment
  • Avon India launched #PayAttention, an initiative educating women to take up a self-examination to detect early symptoms

New Delhi, October 08, 2017: Only two in five people (42%) are confident about recognizing the changes to their breasts that could be a sign of cancer, according to a new survey of 19,000 respondents by Avon Products, Inc., the world's leading social selling company. The findings come in synch with the launch of their India initiative #PayAttention addressed to men and women alike, to take up a simple breast self-examination to detect early symptoms. 70 per cent cases are curable when detected early. The findings also show there is a knowledge gap amongst women globally about what the symptoms are for breast cancer and how to lower the risk of developing the disease. The World Health Organization estimates that breast cancer kills more than 500,000 women globally every year, a number that could be greatly reduced if cancer were detected at an earlier stage. Despite 73% of respondents saying they look out for changes to the appearance of their breasts, many report that they aren't confident recognizing the early signs of breast cancer. Moreover, more than half of those surveyed (60%) would hesitate to seek medical advice for a variety of reasons, including embarrassment, fear and not having access to a regular doctor.

Speaking on the launch, Mr. Rahul Shanker, Managing Director, Avon India said "Avon is a company built by women, for women and it is our responsibility to bring real value to their lives beyond great products. Today, Avon is the leading corporate supporter of the Breast Cancer cause globally. Many of our representatives, around the world raise funds for breast cancer programs and also provide a global army of educators, offering information and raising awareness around the world."

Swati Jain, Director of Marketing, Avon India added, "We are proud to be taking this meaningful cause to a local level while touching many lives affected by breast cancer. Globally, we have been supporting this cause for many years and will continue to pledge our support to battle breast cancer. This year, we aim to continue our efforts to educate women about breast cancer with the hopes of saving more lives."

The survey also found a lack of knowledge when it comes to identifying signs and knowing the risks of breast cancer, which may be due to a lack of information – 30% said that they haven't been given any information about changes to their breasts that could be a cause for concern. A quarter (25%) think that a lump is the only sign of breast cancer that can be identified without medical equipment. When asked to identify 10 common symptoms of breast cancer, only 2% managed to select all 10 correctly. There is also low awareness of some of the important lifestyle factors that could prevent breast cancer, with almost two-thirds (64%) unaware that exercise could help lower the risk of developing breast cancer. Similarly, 63% of those surveyed do not know that alcohol consumption is linked to a higher risk of breast cancer.

Over the last 25 years, Avon and the Avon Foundation for Women have donated more than US$800 million globally to breast cancer causes, educated 180 million women about this disease, and funded breast health screenings for nearly 20 million women. Avon will work with a host of educators, partners, health organizations and experts to deliver greater public awareness of breast cancer and make sure every woman knows how to take action. Avon India has already tied up with Indian Cancer Society and I-CONGO, an amalgamation of NGO's that work to drive action in India. Through the #PayAttention Campaign, and the support of partners such as Indian Cancer Society and I-CONGO, Avon wants to educate women to take out less than five minutes every month to do a breast self-examination.

For more information, you can visit http://avon-payattention.com.

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New Delhi, October 08, 2017: Philips India, today announced the appointment of Mr. Daniel Mazon as Vice Chairman & Managing Director for India subcontinent, effective from 3 rd October, 2017. In his new role, Daniel will be responsible for driving the overall growth for Philips businesses in India, while focusing on customers and operational excellence.

Daniel takes over from Mr. V. Raja, Vice Chairman and Managing Director for Philips in India who retired on 30th September, 2017.

Daniel is a seasoned leader with close to two decades of work experience in the healthcare industry. Daniel has been with Royal Philips for the past six years and prior to his appointment in India, he led the Philips Healthcare transformation in Latin America. During this time, he delivered strong growth, improved profitability while driving initiatives for marketing, after sales services and customer value creation. Daniel started his career with GE Healthcare, in USA, and spent over 12 years in various roles across operations, quality, strategy, product development and sales & marketing.

Commenting on his new role at Philips India, Daniel said, "I am thrilled to join Philips India at a time when the company is responding to the country's toughest challenges of providing a healthy lifestyle and affordable access to healthcare. We have the right focus on innovation and the technological capabilities to make this happen and you will see Philips India playing a big role in transforming this great country. I am excited to join a highly capable team which understands our clients and consumers needs and is focused on delivering the right solutions. Going forward, we will work closely to sharpen our offerings while strengthening relationships with the government and key partners".

Daniel is a graduate in Engineering from Texas A&M University and holds an executive degree in General Management from Harvard University.

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New Delhi, October 05, 2017: Endress+Hauser a Switzerland-based instrumentation and process automation company announces the appointment of a new Chief Operating Officer with effect from 1 October 2017. Kailash Desai has been promoted to this position and will take charge of the India business. In his stint with Endress + Hauser since 2003, he worked in various management roles focusing on marketing and sales, while also gaining experience in human resources and the projects business. Following an assessment of more than 100 applicants for the job (including both internal and external applicants) Kailash Desai, Sr. Vice President- Sales was finally selected and appointed by the Endress+Hauser Group Executive Board.

Kailash Desai completed his studies with a Bachelor of Engineering (Instrumentation) and received a post graduate degree in Marketing Management. Having gained experience at Pepperl+Fuchs and Emerson Process Management in India, then joined Endress+Hauser based at Aurangabad as Marketing Director- Southeast Asia in October 2003, where he was in-charge of product marketing for India and Southeast Asia for 5 (Five) years. Later in October 2008, he was transferred to Endress+Hauser(I)Pvt. Ltd. and was based out of Mumbai as Head of Projects and then was subsequently moved to the senior level as Vice President- Marketing until July 2014. Under this role he successfully delivered growth for the organisation at 18% CAGR.

Vivian Alfred, VP, Human Resources says , "The collective knowledge, expertise and experience that Kailash bring to the organisation further strengthens our strong hold in India market and reinforces the confidence to take the organisation by leaps and bounds to be reckoned as the leader in the process automation industry and creating an attractive value proposition for the employees, thus empowering the organisation to be rated amongst the Best Employers in the region. This internal succession plan clearly elucidates the top management's commitment on engaging, developing and growing key potential talent within the organization pipeline."

Endress+Hauser which holds 6000 patents in the area of water management and energy conservation. The company is active in India for last 2 (TWO) decades and has more than 50 years of Global experience in the areas of Municipal Wastewater, Industrial Wastewater, and Potable Water. Endress+Hauser India plant is located in Aurangabad which caters to India market and also exports to South East Asian Countries, South Africa and Australia.

The company has with their partners and associates worked for Pune Municipal Corporation, Trichy Municipal Corporation, Tamil Nadu Municipal Corporation, Delhi Jal Board, Goa Municipal Corporation, Karnataka Municipal Corporation, Karnataka Municipal Corporation, Kerala Municipal Corporation and Uttar Pradesh Municipal Corporation to name a few. The company has been working across territories and spreading awareness about water management and is currently in talks with civic bodies of cities shortlisted to be a part of Government's Smart Cities Mission.

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