While there are already number of Academic and Research Organizations which have
been contributing very significantly towards Hon. Prime Minister’s mission,
there is need for creating awareness about their activities and achievements.
One such prominent Institution is Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical
Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST) located in Thiruvanthapuram (Trivandrum ).
SCTIMST is an Institution of National Importance under the Department of Science
and Technology, Govt. of India. The institute has the status of a university
and offers excellent research and training facilities. Under their biomedical
technology wing, the Institute focuses on indigenous development of technologies
for biomedical devices and materials . The institute has excellent facilities
and teams of professionals dedicated to the development of innovative biomedical
devices and products, evaluation of medical devices to global specifications,
training in novel medical specialties and research in medical and public health
areas of social relevance. The Institute is a Technical Research Centre for
Biomedical devices and has a medical devices incubator (TIMed).
An introductory article by Ms Sandhya C G, Scientist F , SCTIMST gives elaborate
information about the “Testing and Biological Evaluation of Medical Devices &
Biomaterials" services being provided by the
As also introduced by Mr S. Balram, CEO, SCTIMST – TIMed, The mandate of
TIMed is to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship in medical technologies
through technology business incubation support to innovators, start-ups and
industry. TIMed provides much needed mentorship, funding, networking
opportunities, clinical and investor connects as well as basic facilities and
services that a Medtech or healthcare start up requires.
Selecting right polymeric raw materials for Medical Devices is crucial for
safety and to accomplish application requirements. Two different articles
introduce materials like Thermoplastic Elastomers, PVC Compounds & Plasticizers.
Under the column on Global Markets , Mr Amit Dave has given an overview on “
Marketing Strategies By The Indian Medical Device Exporters” based on a
As always, this issue highlights Industry & Associations News and activities,
global trends, Did You Know, Events and more.