Our 30th Year of Publication

From Editor's Desk

Like any other sector, the Plastic industry or the Medical Device Industry is also witnessing emerging trends.

More and more developments by Medical Polymer Companies made available to the Indian Industry has created both, the growth opportunities as well as opportunity to move up the value chain by offering high end critical care products. While there are plenty of them as covered in this magazine from time to time, a few of them are reproduced and highlighted in the Cover Story in this issue. This includes important polymeric materials, medical plastic tubing, emerging and critical applications, medical textiles, medical packaging, 3D printing, testing methods as well as importance of ISO 13485 for Medical Materials and Component suppliers etc.

The “Did You Know” column in this issue highlights a very important development of a 3D printer for implant-grade silicone for nasal, breast, airway stent and chin by a company, Prayasta, incubated in IISc. As per Mr Garg, Silicone is the best implantable material. But conventional printers cannot handle impant-grade silicone because of its high viscosity.

Mr. D.L. Pandya


Two Day Event On, “Emerging Trends, Innovations and Opportunities In Plastics For Medical Devices And Healthcare Sectors”


Medical Device Industry is multidisciplinary. And hence It Has Been Our Mission To Create Platforms Of Interaction Across Sectors And Disciplines.


Continuing our mission, jointly with Indian Plastics Institute (IPI) and with the support of Association of Indian Medical Device Industry (AiMeD) as well as leading Industry and Research Organizations, Tow day event is organized in Thiruvanthapuram (Trivandrum) on Jan 20 – 21, 2023. The event will include a very informative Seminar on the first day which will discuss latest trends in Medical Devices and Medical Plastics Sectors including challenges in the areas of technology, material science, testing and regulatory framework.


On the second day, the industry participants will get opportunity to visit two pioneering Institutions of National Importance, viz Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST) and HLL Lifecare Limited Center of Excellence R & D.


It will include: Biomedical Technology Wing Testing Laboratories, Prototype Development Centre, TiMeD (Technology Business Incubator).


This will be the third event in a series being jointly organized by “Medical Plastics Data Service” after Pune and Hyderabad.


World Innovation Forum, Feb 16 – 18, 2023 hosted by World Colloborating Centre for Health Innovation – Kalam Institute Of Health Technlogy, AMTZ. The objective is to convene public sector leaders in health and development innovation alongside other key ecosystem players including start-up accelerators, funders, academia, UN agencies etc. It will also show case solutions through live demonstrations. As rightly described by Dr Jitendra Sharma, MD & CEO, AMTZ, “When Science is applied for societal good, innovations come as output. This forum would be a platform to bring science closer to society.”


This issue also covers the regular column on “Global Markets” by Mr Amit Dave along with other columns viz “AiMeD & Regulatory” news, Industry News, Global Trends etc.

D.L. Pandya

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