Frost & Sullivan, for the first time, hosted ‘2009 India Excellence in Healthcare Awards” on 4, September, 2009 at Intercontential- The Lalit, Mumbai.

The Event was attended by the crème de la crème of the healthcare industry spotlighted world-class companies that have performed par excellence and demonstrated best practices. Recognizing the best in class, the event was held to honor the country’s premium players in healthcare and research industry.

The ‘2009 India excellence in Healthcare Awards’ recognized 19 companies from Medical Devices, Healthcare IT, Medical Imaging, Drug Discovery, Biotechnology and Clinical Diagnostics background. These companies have contributed and in the future would drive the growth of the industry through their market leadership, competitive, strategies and innovation.

Anand Rangachary, Managing Director, South Asia and Middle East, Frost & Suvllian, said, “The healthcare industry has phenomenal importance in the economic growth of any country. The primary focus of all stakeholders, including the Government, private sector across the healthcare value chain should be on increasing the scope and reach of healthcare services into India’s vast hinterland. The ‘2009 India Excellence in Healthcare Awards’ is an endeavor to honor companies that have proven to be the best in class in furthering this objective”.

On the occasion, Sandeep Sinha, Deputy Director, South Asia, Middle East and North Africa, Healthcare said. “Gross under penetration of healthcare services in India will provide a fertile ground for the growth of the healthcare sector. With increase in affordability and awareness, it is an opportune time to be in India and seek the next level of growth by serving the Indian populace. The heterogeneity of the country is giving rise to innovative and flexible solutions. With this in the background, we at Frost & Sullivan feel it is pertinent to recognize companies that have gone beyond with their outstanding leadership and outshined with their innovations and growth.

A 10 person jury comprising prominent Healthcare Industry experts had come together to examine the dynamics/performance of an extensive range of organizations. Our expert team followed a meticulous measurement-based methodology to select companies in South Asia for each Award category. Post this, the short-listed companies were evaluated based on actual market performance indicators like Revenue growth, Market share in specific category and growth in market share, Breadth of services and solutions, Demonstrated leadership in new services and innovation, Major customer acquisitions, Geographical expansion and partnership, Business and marketing strategies.

“We are happy to support the ‘2009 India excellence in Healthcare Awards’ organized by Frost and Sullivan, one of India’s distinguished Growth Partnership Company”, said Ashvani Srivastava, Chief Executive Officer, HealthHiway. “We are honored to recognize the exemplary companies that contribute towards improvising the global healthcare industry and hope that this will inspire others to develop such innovations in the future.”

2009 India in Excellence Award recipients in various categories

Healthcare IT

Indian Healthcare IT Company of the Year – Karishma Software
Multinational PACS Company of the Year – FUJIFILM India Pvt. Ltd
Indian PACS Company of the Year – Ashva Technologies
Indian Telemedicine Company of the Year – TeleVital India Pvt Ltd

Biotech and Pharmaceuticals:

Multinational Pharmaceutical Company of the Year – Pfizer Limited
Indian Pharmaceutical Company of the Year – Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
Indian Contract Manufacturing Company of the Year – Jubilant Organosys
Indian Biotech Company of the Year – Serum Institute of India Ltd
Indian Clinical Research Organization of the Year – Veeda Clinical Research
Indian Emerging MNC Pharmaceutical Company of the Year – MSD Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd.
Indian Drug Discovery Research Organization of the Year – Chembiotek

Medical Devices:

Indian Emerging Medical Devices Company of the Year – Relisys Medical Devices Ltd
Minimally Invasive Devices – Laparoscopy Company of the Year – KARL STORZ
Endoscopy India Pvt Ltd

Patient Monitoring:

Blood Glucose Monitoring Device Company of the Year – Roche Diagnostics India Pvt Ltd
Sleep and Respiratory Devices Company of the Year – Philips Healthcare


Ultrasound Equipment Company of the Year – GE Healthcare
CT Scan Equipment Company of the Year – Siemens Healthcare


Immuno Assay Company of the Year – Roche Diagnostics India Pvt Ltd
Diagnostic Services Company of the Year – Super Religare Laboratories Limited

The distinguished panel of Judges for this year’s Award ceremony:

  1. Dr. Rajiv Shukla – Director Investment – Chemical & Pharma, ICICI Venture
  2. Dr. Nadig Ramananda -President & Deputy Dean CREMA India
  3. Mr. Ananthpadmanabhan – President – Kovai Medical Centre
  4. Mr. Satyamurthy – Retd – Director, Telemedicine – ISRO
  5. Dr. Sujay Prasad – Director – Anand Lab
  6. Dr. MG Bhat – General Surgery, Wockhardt
  7. Dr. Radhesh – Radiologist, Clumax
  8. Nitin Naik – VP – Healthcare, APAC
  9. Reenita Das – Sr. VP – Healthcare – APAC
  10. Sandeep Sinha – Deputy Director – Healthcare – SAME
  11. Nanda Kishore -Industry Manager – Healthcare – SAME

HealthHiway and IBM are the platinum partners for this year’s Excellence in Healthcare Awards. HealthHiway™ is the services infrastructure for Hospitals, Clinics, Insurance companies, Pharmacies and Diagnostic centers to facilitate better collaboration and seamless information sharing to deliver quality care.

Biospectrum, Pharma BioWorld, eHealth, DrugOne, Pharma Review, New Media and Chronicle Pharma Biz are the honorable Media Partners for the Awards. To know more about this event please log on to www.frost.com/hcawards