The Biomedical Instruments and Devices Hub: A Centre for Innovation, Design, and Clinical Validation BID-HUB established at Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research PGIMER, Chandigarh, with the support of the Department of Science and Technology DST, Government of India to promote indigenous development of biomedical instruments and their testing & clinical validation.
PGIMER, has successfully developed and/or patented various medical devices viz.
CLADS, IV- Alert, Artificial Breathing Capability Device (ABCD), Cricoid
Pressure Sensor Device, Handheld Pupilometer, Teaching Laryngoscope, EUS Needle,
Mucosal Permeability Assessment Device, Double Volume Exchange Machine, Virtual
Intelligence Based Device for Motor Rehabilitation of Children with Cerebral
Palsy, among others.
As part of its vision towards the development of quality medical devices indigenously, BID-Hub had set up a medical device Calibration testing lab. The BID-Hub Lab is a state-of-art facility with the potential to become an official medical device testing centre in the northern region. BID-Hub had conducted various workshops and programs to promote biomedical development. An orientation series was started in April 2021, thereby training the OT technicians and other medical staff about the safe and optimized usage of common and critical medical devices. The interactive program consisted of teaching the medical staff about the basic troubleshooting of medical devices and hands-on training on calibration testing of the various medical devices like a cautery machine, defibrillator, syringe pumps, infusion pumps, among others.
Wednesday, 8 July 2020; 03:00 PM; KAIRON BLOCK, PGIMER-CHANDIGARH
Medi-Sarathi, the autonomous vehicles for COVID
care, is set for an official launch after being rigorously tested at PGIMER
Chandigarh’s labs. The successful devices are a result of a collaboration among
the scientist, researchers at IIT Ropar and clinicians at PGIMER.
It is an
aerial system that eliminates the infection risk to medical staff with 100%
secured success in protection, security and safeguard. Some of the features of
‘Medi-Sarathi’ include complete remote access, thermal RGB cameras for human
body temperature, and sanitization capability, among others.
With the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI), the
remote trolly can be deployed autonomously in the high-infection zone to
deliver essential supplies. The critical feature of the trolly includes
detection of obstruction, medical personnel movement etc. The trolly will be
demonstrated at the launch event on the above-said date.
A team of researchers led by Dr Rohit Sharma,
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering of IIT Ropar and his student Dr
Yashu Swami has joined hands with Dr G Rajarajan, PGIMER and Prof. G. D. Puri,
Head (Anesthesia), to develop custom made autonomous vehicles as a part of assistive
point-of-care technologies meant for their use in the COVID wards.
Top officials from both PGI and IIT firmly believes
that undoubtedly the collaborations among technological Institutes and
Clinicians, especially at a time of race against COVID-19, is fruitful and is
the ‘need of the hour.’
At the launch event,
the successfully developed wholly indigenous products ‘Medi-Sarathi’ and ‘AI-powered trolley’ will be demonstrated by
the inventors and creators.
A National Conference on “Promotion of Biomedical Sciences Among the Young” was concluded on the 18th of January 2020 at PGIMER, Chandigarh. Chief Guest Prof. Arvind Rajwanshi, Hon’ble Dean (A) PGIMER, Chandigarh, Dr Manuji Zarabi, Former CMD SCL, and Dr. Anita Agarwal, Scientist “E,” Department of Science and Technology DST, Govt. of India, inaugurated the Conference and Biomedicathon 2020 event. Over 50 participants ranging from school students to researchers to professionals presented innovative solutions towards the healthcare-related problems. “Biomedicathon 2020” focused on nurturing creativity and entrepreneurship spirit among young healthcare enthusiasts from academia and industry. “BIOMEDICATHON”, is an idea-based contest inviting novel and innovative ideas from the young minds. The event was attended by over 200 School/College Students, Researcher Scholars, and Faculty Professionals from all around the country.
The ideas were presented under three groups containing school students, researchers and college students, and faculty professionals. The objective of the innovation contest BIOMEDICATHON was to encourage young minds to think scientifically and promote research among the young. The winner for this event was two first prizes for Kostubh Singla and Ishika Wadhwa (1st), Siddhesh Kumar (2nd), Shreya Chawla and Sonakshi Verma (3rd).
For this event, a total of over 60
entries were received in three groups namely, Group ‘A,’ Group ‘B’ and Group
‘C’. This was overall, a unique opportunity for the participants to present,
validate and collect feedback on their ideas. Various cash awards ranging from
5000-15000 were presented to the winning participants during the event. Also, Ideas
that seemed relevant and recommended by the jury according to BID-Hub mandate
shall be supported for further developments.
Arvind Rajvanshi, Dean (Academics), PGIMER shared his view about the role of a
biomedical hub at PGIMER in the development and validation of biomedical
instruments. Whether the advantage of CRIKC institution or the position of
being one of the top medical institutions in the country, PGIMER has the expertise
and now vision of adopting innovative strategies towards providing improved and
efficient healthcare solutions. He further congratulated Prof. Puri and Prof.
Mathew for undertaking this initiative under the shadow of PGIMER.
Anita Agarwal, Scientist ‘E’, Department of Science and Technology DST,
Government of India, provided key insights on the Medical device ecosystem in
India and also presented several opportunities for funding and support that is
currently extended by the Government of India. She encouraged budding
professionals to ‘Invent in India’ and spread her vision towards a “Healthier
Prof. Joseph Mathew introduced the
Biomedicathon 2020 to the participants and welcomed the participants and the
dignitaries to the event.
Prof. G.D. Puri, Dean (R) informed
the participants and delegates about the activities undertaken by the
biomedical hub viz. testing and validation of biomedical instruments and
described the innovations developed at and patented by PGIMER and are available
for commercial application viz. ‘Automatic Anesthesia Delivery System’,
Infusion Alarm System, among others. He also informed about the indigenously
developed biomedical devices which are under clinical trial viz. , Low-cost
Handheld Pupilometer, Teaching Laryngoscope, EUS Needle, and others. He shared
his journey of a successful inventor, the hurdles and emphasized on the
importance of encouraging the young minds and fostering a passion for innovative
and creative pursuits.
Dr. Anita Agarwal from DST presented
her thoughts on building science, technology and innovation capacity and
capabilities in the country. She touched vital topics such as various technology
development programs undertaken by DST and government of India, healthcare
challenges in India, Funding and support for entrepreneurs etc.
Dr. Manuji Zarabi graced the event with his presence and shared his exhaustive experience working in the area of technology and science. He talked about AI in healthcare, and the need to encourage innovations in medical devices. He guided the young minds and stated that passion and perseverance are vital ingredients of success.
Biomedical hub based at PGIMER, Chandigarh, with the support of the Department
of Science and Technology (DST) Govt. of India, is promoting indigenous
development & validation of biomedical devices & instruments. Besides,
the Hub is working to bring the promoters, the investors, Investment committee,
innovators and other partners together to expedite the idea-to-product-development
process. Lately, the BID-Hub has started in-house testing of biomedical
instruments to ensure patient safety and to optimize the delivery of healthcare
“Promotion of Biomedical Sciences Among the Young”
January 18, 2020; 09:00 am onward at Lecture Theatre, Advanced Cardiac Centre, PGIMER, Chandigarh
Biomedical Instruments and Devices Hub- A Center for Innovation, Design, and Clinical Validation established at PGIMER, Chandigarh is hosting a National Conference on “Promotion of Biomedical Sciences Among the Young” on the 18th of January 2020 at PGIMER, Chandigarh. The results of ongoing innovation contest “BIOMEDICATHON,” an idea based competition inviting novel and innovative ideas from the young minds, will be announced on the day. Chief Guest Prof. Jagat Ram, Hon’ble Director PGIMER, Chandigarh and Dr. Anita Aggarwal, Scientist “E,” Department of Science and Technology DST, Govt. of India, will inaugurate the Conference and Biomedicathon2020. The event will accompany over 200 School/Collage Students, Researcher Scholars, and Faculty Professionals from all around the country. Awards will be distributed under different groups. A logo competition result will be announced on the day.
The idea for the innovation contest BIOMEDICATHON was to encourage young minds to think scientifically and promote research among the young.
The registrations to the conference are free and can be done by filling the google form (link below) or by scanning the QR-Code using your smartphone.
A One-day Symposium focusing on the
Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the biomedical devices and the certification of
biomedical instruments was organized by BID-Hub at PGIMER. This unique
multi-disciplinary event was attended by approximately 180 delegates from
various medical and engineering institutes of North India along with the
representatives from the medical industry.
Prof. GD Puri, Chairman, BID-Hub welcomed the delegates and elaborated on the objectives of this event. He stressed that this Hub is going to provide a common platform for engineering as well as medical scientists to develop indigenous and affordable technology for the benefit of Indian health care problems.
The event was inaugurated by Prof.
Jagat Ram, Director PGIMER, Chandigarh. Mr. RK Verma IAS, Principal, Secretary,
DSTE, Punjab Govt., the ‘Guest of Honor’ at the symposium, shared his vision
about how to extract maximum output through the various centre of excellence
established in the region and the whole nation. He also shared the Punjab Govt.
mission to make the region an innovations based technology Hub.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) experts coming from various top tier academic/research institutions and industry; Biomedical Instruments certification experts from the Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS) shared their experience at the event. The event concluded successfully with an interactive discussion with the presented delegates’ with a vote of thanks by Prof GD Puri.
As a part of ‘Make in India’ initiative, BID-Hub is working towards the development of novel biomedical instrument within its premises lead by Prof. GD Puri and Prof. Joseph. L. Mathew under the umbrella of PGIMER with the support of DST.
“An Intellectual Interchange among Researchers and Medical Practitioners”
30-September-2019; 9:00 AM onward; Free Registrations
The integration of artificial intelligence and robotic technologies towards healthcare delivery has become a topic of increasing interest for researchers, developers, and clinicians from healthcare industries worldwide. It is foreseeable that artificial intelligence will be the main approach of the next generation of how we access and responds to disease.
The explosive number of artificial intelligence algorithms and increasing computational power of computers has significantly extended the number of potential applications for both the medical practitioner and the user.
Since it has also brought new challenges to the artificial intelligence community, by this symposium we aim to provide a platform for young researchers to share up-to-date scientific achievements in this field.
PGIMER Inventors at India’s biggest Medical Trade Expo
Biomedical Instruments & Devices Hub (BIDH) based at PGIMER is committed to developing indigenous biomedical instruments to make them affordable and validated as per India’s people.
As a part of BIDH’s vision towards ‘Make in India’, the team participated under ‘Innovation Pavillion’ at Medicall Expo, Chennai, India to present it’s developed prototype & commercialized products.
Prof. GD Puri explained about the patented technology CLADS to the visitors coming around from more than 10 countries. He added that innovations are the basis of development in any field of healthcare & medical science. The technologies shown during the expo @ ‘Innovation Pavillion’ are promising with huge potential to modulate our future delivery of health care to patients around the world.
BIDH at PGIMER, Chandigarh is excelling in the field of biomedical sciences with the support of Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India
Glimpse of second BID workshop at PGIMER, CHANDIGARH, INDIA: 31st May 2019
The second BID Hub workshop was organized with a theme: Role of Biomedical Incubators/Hub in Bringing Innovation to the Healthcare System. This unique multi-disciplinary workshop was attended by approximately 150 delegates from various medical and engineering institutes of North India along with the representatives from the medical instruments industry.
Prof GD Puri, Chairman, BID Hub welcomed the delegates and elaborated on the objectives of this event. He stressed that this Hub is going to provide a common platform for engineering as well as medical scientists to develop indigenous and affordable technology for the benefit of Indian health care problems. He informed that 10 projects for developing various biomedical instruments have already started and the initial experience is very encouraging.
Prof Jagat Ram, Director, PGIMER, Chief Guest launched the web portal www.biomedhubpgichd.com of Biomedical Hub &elaborated that this workshop is going to serve as a great platform for doctors, engineers and industry personnel to exchange their ideas and give them a practical shape in the form of affordable devices that will be of tremendous help in patient care.
Prof Arun Kumar Grover, Former Vice Chancellor, Punjab University, Chandigarh; the dignitary guest for the event applauded the initiative of developing the Biomedical Hub in the region. He also discussed the potential role of CRIKC institutions in making such an initiative a great success.
Dr Girish Sahni, Former Director General CSIR, Govt. of India motivated the budding innovators with his interactive talks about his journey of a successful biologist and innovator and he stressed the need of such innovative hubs in the country. He said that innovation is indeed a challenge and India is well poised to achieve success in the development of biomedical devices if all the stakeholders like industry, doctors, Engineers, and technicians come together at a single platform to do the much-needed brainstorming.
Prof Joseph Mathew elaborated the various quality control steps involved in the functioning of the BID Hub so that high-quality projects are supported by DST. He informed that the Hub is going to select and support innovative ideas on biomedical instruments and devices by providing guidance and support in designing, development, testing and clinical validation.
About 10 different presentations on various innovative ideas for prospective technical & financial support from PGI, CSIO, Panjab University, Panjab Engineering College, MMD University, IIT Mandi, and by industry experts were made during this event. Prof Sanjeev Puri talked about the role of ‘Punjab University as a Technology Enabler’.During the deliberations, important topics like patent issues as well as policy matters pertaining to innovation, designing, clinical validation and marketing were discussed. Mr Saurabh Arora, a registered Indian Patent Agent, delivered an informative lecture on “How to Protect Your Intellectual Creation”.Dr Shyama Nagarajan talked about the role of biomedical incubators in bringing innovations to the market whereas Dr Amitabh Dutta discussed the ‘Ethical Considerations of Introducing New Technology/Innovations’. The event concluded with an interactive discussion with the presented delegates’ with a vote of thanks by Prof GD Puri.