Medical Technology in India

Medical Technology in India

THE HANS INDIA |   May 16,2016 , 12:42 AM IST

Dr Jagdish Chaturvedi
Dr Jagdish Chaturvedi

Dr Jagdish Chaturvedi

In the book, ‘Inventing Medical Devices A Perspective from India’, the author Dr Jagdish Chaturvedi shares his experiences, anecdotes, insights and failures while inventing medical devices in India over the last five years

Dr Jagdish Chaturvedi, Co-founder of InnAccel, an ENT surgeon, a Stanford-India Biodesign Fellow 2012, is a serial MedTech innovator (18 devices, one licensed to Medtronic) with core expertise in identifying and analysing unmet clinical needs using the Stanford Biodesign process. 

To build a new ecosystem of medical devices that are not just available in big hospitals but also with individual, independent physicians and ENT specialists in rural settings, Sunil Sudhakaran, director, Icarus Design , Bangalore, and his team have designed a screening device ENT multiscope that can be used in rural settings to track diseases.

And, Jagdish Chaturvedi, physician at St John's Medical College, provided the original idea for the design, which was recently showcased at an exhibition organised by the National Institute of Design (NID) in the Capital. Dr. Jagdish Chaturvedi is a well known name in the Indian medical technology innovation industry.

His reputation as an innovator is well earned, especially given his prolific pace of inventing medical devices in the past few years. With all this experience, a book on inventing medical devices in India chronicling his experiences seems like the natural next step.

Despite the stated focus as a book for doctors looking to engage with the MedTech ecosystem in India, Dr Jagdish Chaturvedi's book, ‘Inventing Medical Devices A Perpective From India’ has several teachings for engineers, product designers, business strategists, marketing folks and investors as well.