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Proteomic Imaging on the Menu at Optra's New Bioinformatics Center of Excellence

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Optra Systems has opened a new biomedical center in India that will emphasize a variety of applications for imaging technologies, including proteomics, toxicology, drug studies, and clinical trials, the company said.
The aim of the Center of Excellence in Biomedical Image Informatics, which will be located in Pune, is to advance its own applications while providing informatics support and research opportunities to India’s bioscience industry.
Aparni Joshi, Optra’s chief medical officer, said the center will work with Indian hospitals “to build its own applications which can run on a variety of diagnostic modalities” including CT, MRI, PET, nuclear imaging, endoscopy, ultrasound, and 2D echo.

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