BIRAC to host training program on medical device prototyping at IIT-Kanpur in Jan

New Delhi: The Department of Biotechnology’s Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) plans to hold a hands-on training program for medical device prototyping as part of an exercise to promote design and development of medical devices in the country.

The program will be held at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur for five days from 13 to 17 January 2020. It will be open to innovators, entrepreneurs, students, and faculty and scientists interested in medical device prototyping.

Participants will have access to state-of-the-art equipment and an opportunity to connect with mentors and domain experts. The program will be conducted by the faculty of IIT-Kanpur. It is a sponsored program of BIRAC including full waiver of program fees, accommodation and hospitality. The course will cover the various aspects of computer-aided design and manufacturing, rapid prototyping and testing and validation.

Prototyping is an important step in the design and development of medical devices. During the early design stages, particularly, it can help generate valuable feedback for the design team, reduce development time and costs, foster potential product enhancement, and promote greater customer satisfaction. The program is being organised under the BIRAC-National Biopharma Mission.


Sunderarajan Padmanabhan is a contributor at India Science Wire.

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