India – Canada joint venture in medical electronics to ensure affordable healthcare

Unique Broadband Systems Ltd, UBS, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada and Kaynes Technology of Mysore, India, have been awarded funding by the Global Innovation & Technology Alliance, GITA, of India and Global Affairs Canada, for the co-development and co-marketing of High Power RF Amplifiers for Low Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging, MRI, Applications.

Regarding this project, UBS will design the high power RF circuitry and signal processing electronics, while Kaynes will provide the packaging and manufacturing expertise required for the creation of high performance, high reliability amplifiers, which will be used in both new and legacy MRI scanner installations.

Col Sharath Bhat, Senior Vice President, Kaynes Technology said, “This joint venture will introduce a breakthrough technology in RF based power amplification of MRI or any image processing devices. It enables portability, less heat dissipation and easier cooling through normal air coolers for MRI scanners. This in turn, will make MRI scanning machines more affordable and will also be suitable for rural applications.”

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