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Inventing Medical Devices A Perspective from India

by Dr. Jagdish Chaturvedi

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About 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.


Dr Jagdish Chaturvedi is an ENT surgeon, serial medical device innovator, author of two other books and an actor-turned-stand-up comedian. With an experience of over 25 years as an actor who specializes in comedy, Dr. Chaturvedi pursued stand-up comedy in January 2017. Since then he has performed two 60-minute stand-up comedy specials in over 100 shows across India and abroad and has garnered over hundred thousand followers across various social media platforms (Twitter/ Instagram/ Facebook – @DrJagdishChatur. Youtube Channel – Jagdish Chaturvedi). He regularly performs for corporate and public shows while maintaining a full-fledged clinical practice and works for the development of new healthcare devices. You can read more about Dr. Chaturvedi at www.jagdishchaturvedi.com



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