Healthcare is one of the largest sectors in India, handled by both public and private players generating a major share of revenue as well as employment opportunities in the country. When it comes to economics of healthcare, a lot of uncertainty is encountered as majority expenditure is still handled in an out-of- pocket fashion in private centers as opposed to insurance which is more popular in the western world. What complicates this business is the compulsive need for presence of moral and ethical values in every aspect along with presenting affordable and quality services.
When it comes to diagnostic services and handling the burden many primary healthcare centers routinely face, the need for rapid and precise testing can ease many aspects of diagnosing the condition, management and also follow-up schedules. These roadblocks have become manageable to a certain extent with the introduction of IT and the digitization of healthcare services in India. POCT or the Point-of- caretesting services mark one aspect of rapid testing solutions widely used today, though the need for a specially trained personnel cannot be overlooked here.
With better infrastructure, IT, booming private sector health centers, trained professionals, etc. growing in an upward trend, the on-ground real-time feed still highlights inadequacy considering the huge number of sick vs. the available resources. So let us understand what we consider milestones yet to be achieved!
1. Uniform and easy access to basic diagnostic services
2. Availability of digital diagnostic devices for on-site general health screening
3. Data storage and mapping of all the tests for trend analysis
4. Technological need to reduce burden on trained professionals
5. Overcome long waiting time, unavailability of certain services, and bridge the rural-urban gap
With the above few and many more unlisted aims in the similar direction, Biosense Technologies was created by a group of Medical professionals, Engineers, Product designers as well as IT coders to utilize the boom of “Digital India” and “Make in India” campaign to contribute towards designing portable yet affordable devices for basic health care screening.
We at Biosense Technologies, believe with the Indian healthcare sector growing at a CAGR of 16.5% and postulated to hit a value of $280 billion by 2020, the scope for technologically advanced entrants which prove to be an accurate high quality affordable backbone for disease management and general health maintenance could never see a better light of acceptance than now!
Abhishek has a background in biomedical engineering from IIT Bombay and a MBBSin internal medicine from T.N.Hospital. He is a fellow at the University of Washinton and focuses on research and entrepreneurship on med tech targeted at the developing world. He is an Echoing Green Fellow, 2010.
Yogesh holds a MBBS in internal medicine from T.N.Hospital Mumbai. He has amanagement background from the Shailesh J Mehta School of Management, IITBombay. Yogesh´s other responsibilities at Biosense includes heading the Salesvertical which includes, Private & Institutional bulk Sale, Engaging with governmentbodies for Public Health sales and co-ordination of clinical research. He is alsolooking for patent strategy.
Aman had worked in the automotive industry. At Tata Motors, he worked as an interior designer, Aman now looks forward to improving health outcomes in the developing world with appropriately designed medical devices. He holds a M.Des from IIT Delhi and a B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from NIT Bhopal. AtBiosense, he is currently heading Research & Development and Designing team.Aman is an Echoing Green Fellow 2010.
Ammar holds a Bachelors in Dentistry from Government Dental College, Mumbai which was followed by a transition to Engineering. He holds a Masters in Technology from IIT Bombay, where his research was focused on Biosensors and Microfluidics with a focus on Point of Care Diagnostic applications in Healthcare. Ammar leads Special Projects at Biosense. Previously, having developed the electrochemical platform for biosensing, currently being used in the Biosense Glucometer with the strips manufactured in the Biosense Kochi factory, he nowattends to projects distinct from mainstream RnD that would shape the future portfolio.
Mayank holds a Chartered Accountant & Company Secretary membership,Equipped with the knack of functional management along with the practical experience in the analysis, development and implementation of Strategic Business Plans, Policies to ensure Organizational growth, targeting maximum profitability and cost effectiveness. Possess the demonstrated expertise in mobilizing and managing the financialresources to meet Company’s long and short-term financial needs. Expertise informulating and implementing the Finance & Accounting Policies / Procedures and Statutory enactments with the ability to relate theory with practice.
Kalpesh is a graduate in Physiotherapy from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science, Bangalore, also holds a PG in Hospital and Healthcare management from All India Institute of LSG, Mumbai, he holds various professional certifications including Six Sigma Green Belt specialized in Healthcare Operations. With his wide experience in Diagnostic industry developing systems and handling operations his contribution also extends towards developing operations for several renowned hospitals in Mumbai. At Biosense Technologies,he leads Operations encompassing a broad set of responsibility including Manufacturing, Purchase, Logistics, Quality Control
We operate in the confluence of health technology and people and our vision is to touch and improve the lives of people by sensible and practical use of technology. We envision improving access to better healthcare by extending alternate and appropriate technologies that meets the needs of the masses.
As a team, our collective effort is to continue to provide affordable healthcare to all, without compromising on quality. In trying to achieve that we have always looked at the problems with a different lens (well literally a smartphone camera as a diagnostic eye) and we will continue finding creative and alternative solutions to problems at hand.