National Conference “Promotion of Biomedical Sciences Among the Young”

BIOMEDICATHON 2020

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) PGIMERChandigarh, 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.

Prof. 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.

Dr. 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 India.”

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. 

The 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 services.

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

“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.

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Symposium on Artificial Intelligence & Certification of Biomedical Devices

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.

One-day Symposium Focusing on Artificial Intelligence and Certification of Biomedical Devices

“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.

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BID Hub @ ‘Innovation Pavillion’ Medicall Expo, Chennai

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.

CLADS: Closed Loop Anesthesia Delivery System: Anesthesia Robot

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.

Prof. GD Puri Explaining the Prototypes/Products Developed at BIDH, PGIMER, Chandigarh, Indai

BIDH at PGIMER, Chandigarh is excelling in the field of biomedical sciences with the support of Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India

Dr. GD Puri (Prof., PGIMER Chandigarh) & Dr. Anita Aggarwal (Scientist E, DST)
The team lead by Prof. Puri presenting the prototypes/products at the expo included Biomedical Engineer, Innovation Coordinator, Administrator among others.

2nd BID Workshop at PGIMER

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.

Welcome to 2nd BID Workshop at PGIMER

“Role of Biomedical Hub/Incubators
in Bringing Innovation to the
Health Care System”

We welcome all the Invited Guests and delegates coming from around the country to PGIMER for this one-day event. The workshop is to be inaugurated by Prof. Jagat Ram, Director PGIMER. We have the honor of having Dr. Girish Sahni (Former Director General, CSIR-Govt. of India) as a keynote speaker who will be sharing his experience of being one of the most successful innovators of his field of work. We wish for great learning & development for the budding innovators through this event. We are privileged to have you all present here.

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