IIT Bombay (KCDH) and Oncoshot India Partner to Architect Transformative Healthcare Innovation

Nilesh Atre, 12 February 2024

Pictured from left to right: Ms Manisha Pankaj, Ms Seema Periwal, Ms Srija Ray, Ms Prajakta Koli, Dr Nilesh Atre, Prof Milind Atre, Prof Ganesh Ramakrishnan.

The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) and Oncoshot India have inked an MOU together. This strategic collaboration, marrying the academic eminence of IITB with Oncoshot's pioneering role in real-time health insights exchange, charts a course toward groundbreaking advancements in healthcare data exchange, clinical trial efficiency, and patient outcomes. Further joint research initiatives will explore cutting-edge applications of healthcare analytics, AI, and machine learning.

About IIT Bombay

Founded in 1958, IITB has traversed a remarkable journey to emerge as one of the world's premier technical universities. With a steadfast commitment to engineering education and research, the institute has cultivated an outstanding faculty and alumni cohort globally recognised for their profound contributions. At the core of IITB's ethos is a dedication to innovation, research, and academic excellence, making it an ideal collaborator for shaping the future of healthcare.

Pictured from left to right: Dr Nilesh Atre, Prof Milind Atre, Ms Manisha Pankaj, Prof Ganesh Ramakrishnan.

About KCDH

Stationed within IITB is the Koita Centre for Digital Health (KCDH) which Oncoshot will also work closely with during this collaboration. KCDH at IITB is the first of its kind in India, focused on driving academic programs, research, and industry collaborations in digital health. It addresses the need for engineering, clinical professionals and entrepreneurs in digital health and creates research and employment opportunities in this domain. Through strategic partnerships with leading hospital systems, healthcare research institutions, and academic organisations, IITB leverages its multidisciplinary expertise to address diverse challenges across the healthcare spectrum. KCDH embodies this collaborative ethos, catalysing transformative advancements in digital health innovation and education.

About Oncoshot

Oncoshot has been at the forefront of transformative healthcare collaboration. The company's federated data platform is the vanguard of secure data exchange, offering real-time insights derived from patient-level data. With a vision to bridge the gap between healthcare providers and the industry, Oncoshot epitomises innovation in healthcare technology. This collaboration underscores a shared commitment to redefining healthcare collaboration, focusing on streamlining clinical trials and contributing to advancements in the healthcare landscape.

Joint Statement

Prof Ganesh Ramakrishan, professor-in-charge for KCDH at IITB expressed his enthusiasm about the partnership, “At the crossroads of academic excellence and healthcare innovation, the collaboration between KCDH, IITB and Oncoshot India signifies a strong commitment to pushing the boundaries of knowledge. Together, we strive to venture into the undiscovered realms of cancer research, paving the way for transformative breakthroughs, and driving forward the fight against cancer.”

The Promise of the Partnership

This partnership marks a pivotal moment in the evolution of healthcare technology. By combining the rich academic legacy of IITB with Oncoshot's real-time health insights exchange platform, the collaboration is poised to address critical challenges in the healthcare landscape.

The infusion of cutting-edge technologies such as AI and machine learning into healthcare analytics promises to unlock new avenues for understanding and treating complex medical conditions. Through collaborative research initiatives, the partners aspire to contribute groundbreaking solutions that will shape the future of patient care.

Educational initiatives will play a crucial role in preparing the next generation of healthcare professionals. By providing students with exposure to real-world challenges and innovations, the partnership aims to create a talent pool that can drive positive change in the healthcare industry.

Looking Ahead

As the collaboration between IITB and Oncoshot takes flight, the partners envision a future where data-driven insights, technological innovation, and a commitment to excellence drive healthcare. By pushing the boundaries of what is possible in healthcare research, education, and technology, the collaboration aims to make a lasting impact on the industry, and more importantly, on the lives of patients around the world.

“Oncoshot India aims at using AI-driven data technology to transform the Indian clinical trials and clinical care landscape for Indian oncology and the healthcare ecosystem. IITB and KCDH are at the forefront of innovating digitisation systems for the Indian healthcare domain. This event marks a milestone in a long-term collaboration between the expertise of Oncoshot India and IITB-KCDH,” quoted Dr Nilesh, managing director for Oncoshot India.

Oncoshot India extends our heartfelt gratitude to the esteemed teams at KCDH and IITB for their unwavering support and guidance, instrumental in making this collaboration a resounding success. Special thanks to Prof Milind Atrey, Prof Ganesh Ramakrishnan, Dr Raghavendra Lakshmi Narayanan, Ms Seema Periwal, Ms Nidhi Mathur Chhabra, and their respective teams for their invaluable contributions throughout this journey.