Message from MD

Unveiled: The Formula of Writing Success Stories at Cardea

What is the X-factor which separates some people from the rest of the crowd?

We look up with awe to people who have attained ‘REAL’ success in their lives; success which makes them ICONS in their fields. Be it Sachin Tendulkar (a century of centuries person) or Bill Gates (a college dropout who is one of the world’s richest men) or for that matter Dhirubhai who happens to be my personal favorite for his larger than life achievements.

The one thing which is common to all of them is that they all have mastered the art of interpreting one language - a language which has its own code and its own meaning.

So what is the language I am referring to? Is it tough? Is it a secret kept hidden mysteriously which is revealed to a chosen few?


It is a language which is spoken to you from the day you are born till the day you will die.

It is the language of the heart.

Listening to one’s heart is the toughest thing to do. People who took the courage to listen to their heart are now the epitome of success. It takes real courage to listen to what your heart is saying.

The biggest factor that holds us back is the world surrounding us. Most of us turn a deaf ear to our heart and start believing in the ‘Practicality’ of the choices we make in our lives. Being a practical person is actually a good thing, but enforcing that practicality on what we want to be in our lives often makes us more like ‘robots’ than ‘humans’. But we still continue to blindly follow this path esp. when our mentors use the weapon of ‘experience’.

Cardea-Labs (the educational wing of Cardea Biomedical Technologies) was founded with the aim to provide a platform for students where they would be encouraged to listen to what their heart is telling them. When a student approaches us, we try and explore what the student loves doing the most, what are his aspirations and most importantly where he pictures himself a few years down the line.

Based on that, we help the students decide the best career path for them. And when aspiration meets passion, there’s no looking back. Achieving success then becomes a mere formality for all of our students.

This formula has worked for all the 350 plus (and counting) students who have witnessed the power of Cardea. We hope to keep scripting such success stories, all the while raising the bar higher and higher into the future.

All these students dared to listen to their hearts. Are you ready to listen to yours?

MD – Cardea Labs

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About the MD

Managing Director - Cardea Labs and Cardea Biomedical Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Former Research Associate - C.B.M.E. (Indian Institute of Technology - Delhi & All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi)
Stanford India Biodesign Affiliate.

Abhinav is an Electronics and Instrumentation engineer from Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore and has worked at the Centre for Biomedical Engineering - (IIT Delhi and AIIMS) on numerous medical diagnostic devices for 4 years before venturing into Cardea Biomedical Technologies. He has designed several hardware products with real world applications. He has 6 patents (approval awaited), three international IEEE publications, three other international publication and several national papers to his credit.

While working at IIT Delhi he designed a patented (awaiting approval) ECG patch which can be used to instantly capture the ECG signals on the mobile phone. To his credits he has developed a novel pulse recording instrument that captures signals from the radial artery non-invasively. Some of his other research products are Physio-mouse (a computer mouse that measures physiological parameters), a low cost mechanical nebulizer, non-invasive blood glucose monitoring unit, wireless ECG using Zig-Bee amongst others.

His other innovation for which he was supported by MSME (Govt. of India) is a low-cost mechanical nebulizer which works without electricity and can be used in rural and electricity scarce environment. He is also supported by the Technology Entrepreneurship Promotion Program of DSIR (Govt. of India) to develop "Biomedical Engineering Application Toolkit".