Students get a glimpse of medical technology

Published: 21st February 2013 09:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st February 2013 09:58 AM   |  A+A-


Former president A P J Abdul Kalam gave a rare glimpse into the future of medical technology to graduating medical students at the convocation of St John’s National Academy of Health Sciences on Wednesday.

Speaking about breakthroughs in the field of Nanotechnology, Kalam said that the combination of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) with Nanotechnology has led to a material convergence which, when combined with biosciences will give rise to intelligent biosciences in the near future.

Kalam said, “At Harvard I saw nano robots capable of targeting individual cells. There is research going on in enhancing brain capacity. A lot of possibilities exist.”

Dean of St John’s National Academy of health Sciences, Dr Prem Pais on Wednesday said that even though the college had enough resources to teach around 150 students, it had to limit its intake to 60 because of various bureaucratic hassles.

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