PERTHSHIRE-based this-tel, whose digital pens allow written information to be scanned and transmitted to a central server, is poised to enter the Indian healthcare market, writes Scott Wright.

It comes after the company reached a distribution deal with Indian-based IT firm Crane Global Solutions.

The deal, announced by Scottish Government minister Humza Yousaf, during a trade mission to India, follows the successful trial of 50 pens in a cancer hospital in Hyderabad.

The contract is expected to generate £4.6 million of sales for the Scottish firm.

Mr Yousaf also announced that Edinburgh-based Dryden Aqua had struck a deal with India's SVS Aqua to deploy its water cleaning technology to remote parts of India. He said the deals showed Scotland "embraces and promotes innovation".