Many relationships between physicians and industry have led to
life-saving innovations, such as steerable cardiac catheters and certain
artificial heart valves. Physician innovators also developed the first reliable
pacemakers in the 1950s and 1960s, with medical device makers later introducing
As per Prof. Balram Bharagava, Secretary, DHR and Director
General, ICMR , “ With 605 Medical Colleges/Institutes and nearly 1 lakh doctors
graduating annually in the
country, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) as the apex medical research
institution realized that there is a need to strongly promote healthcare
entrepreneurship at Medical, Dental, Para-Medical Institutes/Colleges and allied
Biomedical Research and Academic Institutions by creating a sustainable
innovation ecosystem in the country as the healthcare innovations and
entrepreneurship is making forays in the Indian economy".
With this background, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR
) and Department of Health Research (DHR), has brought out National Policy
Guidelines on Biomedical Innovation and Entrepreneurship , the highlights of
which is covered in this issue of magazine.
One other important component of the modern healthcare system is
wide range of medical polymers. In a very basic but elaborate article by Mr
Kishore Khanna (Managing Director, Romsons Group & Jt. Forum Coordinator, AiMeD
) has highlighted important innovations and developments in medical polymers,
their applications and processing.
In an another analytical article by Mr Navneethkrishnan, Asst.
Director, GLR Laboratories Pvt Ltd, describes the importance of biocompatibility
of medical polymers , related regulatory requirements as well as how lack of
biocompatibility of a device can result in a variety of biological and
We are happy to introduce one more leading industry
professional, Mr Amit Dave as a part of our Editorial Advisory Board. Mr Amit
Dave with his background in Pharmacy and Management as well as life time of
experience in export marketing will share his long and rich experience,
knowledge and vision on Global Markets through a regular column in the magazine.
This issue includes our regular columns: Global Trends, Aimed,
Regulatory & Industry News, “Did You Know? “ and more...