Dr. Vijay Harish Somasundaram, Assistant Professor in the Department of Nuclear Medicine, who has completed PhD under the guidance of Dr. Manzoor K., Professor, Amrita Centre for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine, Kochi and Dr. P. Shanmugasundaram, Professor and Head, Nuclear Medicine, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, presented a part of his doctoral work at the 15th annual ANMPI (Association of Nuclear Medicine Physicians of India) conference held in association with the ICC (Indian Cancer Congress) 2017 conference at Bangalore, from November 8th to 12th, 2017.
His paper titled: "Novel, Biodegradable, Radiopaque Microbeads for Transarterial Radioembolization of Liver Tumors" was awarded the prestigious 'Dr. (Maj Gen) Lakshmipathy Award' for best oral presentation of original research. His work was also selected as one of the best three works from among 46 entries from all over India, for a 'Pitch - Fest' of innovative ideas that can be potentially translated for clinical use.
This competition was judged by some of the top venture capitalists of the country and Dr. Vijay Harish won the second prize of cash award one Lakh rupees and 1 year mentorship to translate this work.Dr. Vijay received the best paper award from Dr. Ravishankar, Dr. Uma Ravishankar and Dr. P. Shanmugasundaram, President ANMPI.