Very rarely does one come across news items about technology/inventions from the developing world sweeping across the globe. I have recently come across one such invention which can potentially revolutionise the way Arthritis is treated and can potentially alleviate the pain and suffering of millions.
The device is called a Cytotron™(http://www.cytotron.com/) . It uses Rotational Field Quantum Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (RFQMR) for regenerative and degenerative tissue engineering and repair.
As per the inventor- Dr. Rajah Vijay Kumar "The Cytotron™ is now being used for treating diseases like Osteoarthritis and Cancer. The treatment modality is non-invasive, painless and free from side effects. In the Clinical studies it has been demonstrated that Cytotron™ is very effective in curing certain conditions such as a damaged knee by regenerating the cartilage tissue in Osteoarthritis or stopping and reversing the growth of a tumor in cancer."
The technology has been developed by the Centre for Advanced Research and Development (CARD), a division of Scalene Cybernetics in Bangalore, India(http://www.scaleneasiapacific.com/cytotron.html) .
More details at : http://www.cytotrontreatment.com/
I have not heard much about this technology in the US media and am not aware of how far the inventors have progressed in getting FDA approvals. That would be a big first step before it can enter mainstream medicine in the US.
On another front, as my friend Ajay Singhal who brought this invention to my attention points out " India has come a long way.. from supplying manpower to do the cybercoolie work to Basic Research in cutting edge technology in Medicine. It sure feels nice! "
Latest Update (Nov 23, 2010): Cytotron: Exciting New Development