BID 3rd Workshop: Role of Clinical Validation & Calibration Testing in Bringing Medical Devices to the Markets

Friday, 23 July 2021

Biomedical Instruments and Devices Hub, PGIMER Chandigarh (BID-Hub)

BID-Hub 3rd annual workshop in the form of a virtual symposium focused on the “Role of Clinical Validation & Calibration Testing in Bringing Medical Devices to the Markets”. The invited experts Dr Rubina Bose (Deputy Drug Controller of India, CDSCO); Dr Suresh Nair (Product Innovation Guru, Founder Design Alpha and Biophoton Technologies); Mrs Rama Venugopal (Management Consultancy Expert, (Founder:Value Added Corporate Services); Prof Rajeev Ahuja (Director IIT-Ropar) shared their views on the role of Calibration Testing and Clinical Validation of medical equipment in getting approval to market. Prof. Jagat Ram, Director PGIMER, Chandigarh highlighted the importance of Innovations in the medical device industry and explained that India is well poised to achieve success in developing biomedical devices if all the stakeholders like industry, doctors, Engineers, and technicians come together at a single platform to do the much-needed brainstorming. PGI felt the need to bring them all together, and a team of doctors led by Prof. G. D. Puri and Prof. J L Mathew proposed the Department of Sciences and Technology for sanction of Biomedical Hub in 2015, resulting in a functional Biomedical Instruments and Devices Hub: A centre for Innovation, design and clinical validation in 2018.

The fully functional lab at the Hub is currently doing in-house testing of different medical equipment types already in use at PGIMER clinics. Notably, the newly procured medical devices are also being subjected to BID-Hub’s in-house calibration testing centre for their performance and safety evaluation. This practice of testing the equipment before the procurement or installation in the hospitals ensures critical analysis of the medical equipment regarding its accuracy and defined standards, thereby improving patient care at PGIMER and saving the cost.

The multidisciplinary center is facilitating device development by acting as a bridge between the engineers and clinicians. The Hub acts as a node for CRIKC institutes IIT-Ropar, IIT Mandi, Panjab University, IMTECH, IISER, CSIO, INST, etc., in the region for a diverse range of medical devices research & development. The BID-Hub Lab is a state-of-art facility with the potential to become an official medical device testing center in the northern region. The calibration testing lab at Biomedical Instruments and Devices Hub aims to make the medical devices safer by performing the calibration-testing of all medical devices. The center is equipped with the calibrated analyzers to perform most medical devices. With clinicians’ experience and expertise at PGIMER, the center is moving ahead towards becoming a certifying body for validating and testing medical devices in the coming time, thereby solving the greatest challenge of clinical validation faced by Indian Medical Devices Research and Industry.


“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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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 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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2nd BID Workshop: The Role of Biomedical Incubators/HUBs in Bringing Innovation to the Healthcare System

Biomedical HUB based at PGIMER is conducting a one day workshop on the coming 31st May 2019 with an aim to provide technical assistance as well as a funding opportunity to potential innovations coming from various govt/pvt institutions and includes multi-disciplinary innovators ranging from PhD Scholar to Scientists to Doctors among others.

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