A distinguishing feature of BE is the conscious attention given to working with clinicians, clinical researchers, and hospitals. We have MoUs with a number of hospitals in and outside Bengaluru. Additionally, we have a special MD-PhD programme with CMC-Vellore. We have two DBT-supported “biodesign innovator” positions for MD-degree holders to pursue development of innovative biomedical devices. We get MBBS students from CMC-Vellore for a summer programme (see BEST+) every year. Most importantly, many of our past and ongoing projects have clinical collaborators. Some of those projects are listed below.

  1. Analysis of Hemoglobin Variants-Phase 2 with St. Johns Hospital, Bengaluru
  2. Urinary and kidney tissue proteomics in Adult Nephrotic Syndrome, St. Johns Hospital, Bengaluru
  3. A brain-function index apparatus to neurologically evaluate cognition, St. Johns Hospital, Bengaluru
  4. Cognitive and Auditory Rehabilitation for Elderly, St. Johns Hospital, Bengaluru
  5. Assistive Technology for Early Diagnosis of Neuro-motor Development Delay and Restriction in Infants with St. Johns Hospital, Bengaluru
  6. Development of a prototype device incorporating voice and breath sound analysis for quantification and monitoring of asthma, St. Johns Hospital, Bengaluru
  7. Development of a prototype device for the diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea using snore derived respiratory signal and pulse oximetry, with, St. Johns Hospital, Bengaluru
  8. Biopsy Needle Guidance Systems using Micro-acoustic Emitter, St. Johns Hospital, Bengaluru
  9. Neuro-protective Intervention in a Realistic, Neurophysiological model of Stroke in Rats, St. Johns Hospital, Bengaluru
  10. Intraoperative Ultrasound Tomographic Systems for Guidance in Spinal Surgery, Fortis Hospital Bengaluru
  11. Bladder contractility and dystrophy with, Mazumdar Shaw Medical Foundation, Bengaluru
  12. Surface-engineered Dental/Orthopedic Implants, with Mazumdar Shaw Medical Foundation, Bengaluru
  13. Mechano-diagnostics for RBC related diseases, CMC Vellore
  14. Microfluidic-based 3D cell culture system to evaluate the response of primary breast tumor cells to therapeutics, with MSCTR
  15. PVDF-BT composites with piezoelectric properties for artificial muscle and neural patch applications with MS Ramaiah Hospitals Bengaluru
  16. 3D Printing of Biomedical Devices, MS Ramaiah, Bengaluru
  17. Towards Deciphering the Interaction between Diabetes and Cancer MSMF, Narayana Hospitals, Bengaluru
  18. Cellular Engineering using Bio-microfluidics, Bhupesh Mehta, NIMHANS, Bengaluru
  19. Modeling and visualization of tissues for endoscopy simulators, with AIG-Hyderabad
  20. Narendra Dixit with Dr. Anita Shet, from St. John’s Medical Hospital, Bangalore.
  21. Hanudatta Athreya with Dr. Sairam Geethanath of Dayanand Sagar Hospital, Bangalore.
  22. Saumitra Das with Dr. Shiv Sarin’s group at Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi; Dr. Rakesh Agarwal, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow.
  23. Anu Rangarajan with a) Drs. Geeta Mukherjee (Pathologist), Rekha V Kumar (pathologist) and Vijaykumar (Surgeon) of Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, and b) with Dr. Veena Prabhakar (Plastic surgeon) of MS Ramaiah Hospital, Bangalore.
  24. Bikramjit Basu with Dr. D. C.Sundaresh, MS Ramaiah Hospital, Bangalore, and Dr. Ajay Puri, Tata Memorial Center, Mumbai.
  25. Namrata Gundiah with Dr Julius Punnen, Cardiothoracic Surgery department, Narayana Health Hospitals, Bangalore ; with Dr Aarathi Rau, Histopathology department, MS Ramaiah Memorial Hospital, Bangalore.
  26. Namrata Gundiah and G. K. Ananthasuresh with Dr T. S. Sridhar, Molecular Medicine department, St. John’s Research Institute, Bangalore.
  27. G. K. Ananthasuresh and Ashitava Ghosal with Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad.
  28. Ashitava Ghosal with Dr. Ramesh Makam of BEST Institute, Bangalore.
  29. G. K. Ananthasuresh, Navakanta Bhat, and K. N. Bhat with Dr. Umamaheswara Rao at NIMHANS, Bangalore.


List of Hospitals

  • St. Johns Hospital, Bengaluru
  • NIMHANS, Bengaluru
  • Narayana Hospitals, Bengaluru
  • CMC Vellore
  • AIG-Hyderabad
  • MS Ramaiah Hospitals Bengaluru
  • Mazumdar Shaw Medical Foundation, Bengaluru