Inventing

Inventing Medical Devices A Perspective from India

by Dr. Jagdish Chaturvedi

ISBN9789352068692

Type : Paperback

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Summary of the Book

"This book comprehensively captures the essence of inventing medical devices through anecdotes, case studies and real life examples. A recommended must read for any aspiring entrepreneur who wishes to invent new medical devices in India."

- Dr. Balram Bhargava,Padmashri, Professor of Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Sciences Centre, Executive Director, Stanford India Biodesign Centre, School of International Biodesign (SIB), All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.

"A timely resource- This is a remarkably readable and useful primer on medical device innovation in India, written by one of the emerging leaders in the field. The realistic perspective and practical suggestions in this book have arrived just in time for a health technology ecosystem that is in a substantial stage of growth."

- Dr. Paul Yock, Founder and Director, Stanford Biodesign

"Despite the stated focus as a book for doctors looking to engage with the MedTech ecosystem in India, this book has several teachings for engineers, product designers, business strategists, marketing folks and investors as well."

- The Hans India

In this book, the author shares his experiences, anecdotes, insights and failures while inventing medical devices in India over the last six years. The idea is to give entrepreneurs (clinicians, engineers, designers, business professionals) a realistic expectation of the time, money, co-ordination and teamwork required to develop a medical device in India. This book includes case studies, anecdotes, caricatures and a special “how I do it” section at the end of the book that gives step-by-step guidelines on how to identify a need, make clinical observations, create need statements, perform needs filtering, develop criteria, conceptualize a solution and take it to a proof of concept. This book is recommended for all Indian healthcare professionals, engineers and product designers who seek to solve unmet clinical challenges with new medical devices, but are unsure of how to go about taking their idea from the concept stage to an actual product. This book illustrates ways for engineers and designers to formally engage with doctors, and gives a comprehensive perspective of the path from ideation to commercialization.

About the Author

Dr. Jagdish Chaturvedi is an Ear Nose Throat (ENT) surgeon, a Biodesign expert (Stanford India Biodesign alumni 2012), an MBA graduate (Entrepreneurship and Hospital Management (NIBM)), an actor, stand-up comic, author and one of MIT Technology Review’s 35 innovators under the age of 35 (2016). Previous winners of this recognition by MIT Technology Review include Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the cofounders of Google; Mark Zuckerberg, the cofounder of Facebook; and Jonathan Ive, the chief designer of Apple.

His core expertise lies in the process of identifying and analyzing unmet clinical needs for quick development of low-cost and high quality medical devices. Since 2010, he has co-invented, developed and commercialized multiple affordable medical devices. He is presently Director of Clinical Innovations at InnAccel, a medical device company, which deals with the development of affordable medical devices.

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