Indian-American selected member of National Academy of Inventors, USDecember 29, 2015 19:07
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An Indian origin researcher in the US has been selected as a member of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) of the US. He has been named for his outstanding work regarding the invention in the path breaking health care technology, as reported in a media.
Mauli Agrawal, Indian-American researcher, will officially serve his membership in NAI from April, said a report by San Antonio Express.NAI a non-profit organization which appreciates and encourages the work of researchers.
Mr Agrawal, vice president for research at the University of Texas at San Antonio said that, "It is a great honour. Some of the greats, at least in my field, are members of this academy,". Around 28 patents, including 14 issued has been registered on His research in the field of health care technology.
Besides, health care technology, he has done excellent work in orthopedic implants, diabetic foot products and cardiovascular biomaterials as well.
There are around three companies that has been opened by Agrawal’s Bioengineering research group in San Antonio.
Steven Bailey, a colleague of Agrawal, said that, "I think that he personally really has had the ability to think outside the box to turn problems around, in terms of their clinical applications. He has been incredibly insightful in terms of not only, what can be demonstrated in an academic and research environment, but more importantly, what will translate in terms of meaningful patient progress as well," he added.
Mr, Agrawal, studied at the Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur, India and his research team is presently working with a San Antonio startup, Cardiovate Inc.. The company is working to develop technologies that can repair damaged arteries. Within this, his team is also working to advance blood pressure sensors which can be implantable.