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The 14th National Conference And Technology Exhibition On
Indian Medical Devices & Plastic Disposables/Implants Industry 2017

March 17-18, 2017:

Venue: J. B. Auditorium, Ahmedabad Management Association, Ahmedabad

Focus : Manufacturing Medical Devices in India : Growth Opportunities

Partial List of Speakers / Panel Experts (updated March 5, 2017)

Track I : Time: 10:00 AM to 17:30 PM

8:30 – 9:30

Registration and Welcome Drink

9:30 – 11:30

Session - I : Interactive Workshop On “Technology Driven Transactions “with Focus On Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Sector Investments


- An Intensive Skill Development Workshop For Business Owners.

To be conducted By : Dr Milind Antani, Nishith Desai Associates , Mumbai

Highlights : Term sheet to Documentation to Negotiations to Signing to Closing, Types of Collaborations , The Do’s and Don’ts……

Background : When one negotiates a license of technology, they need to know what royalty rate and other financial terms they should seek (as a licensor) or pay (as a licensee) and the Allied Clauses in the Legal Agreement whether a Technical Collaboration or a Joint Venture.

This intense skills development workshop will show how to make that determination. It will show the methodologies one should employ, and those that one should not. It will show the sources of information that one need to make that determination, and it will teach the skills that one need to hone to be able to reliably make that determination.

11:30 – 12:00

Comfort Tea Break

12:00 – 13:30

Session II : Drug / Device Combination Products &  Implants : Critical Issues-I


Overview : Introduction, definition & technological challenges , Market overview, Panel Discussion

Session Chairman: Mr. Ganesh Sabat : CEO, Sahajanand Medical Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Surat

Expert Speakers :

    - Developing Drug / Device Combination Products : Concept to
  - Dr. Atul Sardana :
Director, Alfa Corpuscles Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi.

    - Regulatory Update on Medical Devices Including Drug / Device
  Combination Products, Implants etc.

- Mr. N.R. Saiyed :
Senior Drug Inspector, Food & Drugs Control Admin., Gujarat

    - Drug / Device Combination Products : Introduction And Market Overview
  - Mr. Sanjay Shah :
Managing Director, Unikal Consultants, Ahmedabad.

    - Additive Manufacturing Enables Novel Approaches to Optimize Medical
  Devices : Growth Opportunities for 3D Printing in Healthcare

  - Ms. Swarna Sundar :
Senior Consultant & Program Manager Healthcare, Frost
  & Sullivan, Mumbai

      Panel Discussion, Theme : Indian Medical Device Industry Moving Up Value Chain

     - Mr. Ravi Shankar Srivastava : Chairman & Managing Director, Invent Bio-Med Pvt. Ltd.,

     - Mr. Ravi Shrivastava : CEO, Omni Lens Pvt. Ltd., Ahmedabad.

     - Mr. S. Sridharan : Managing Director, Eucare Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd., Chennai

     - Dr. Hemant Desai : Vice President, Operations, Makcur Laboratories Ltd., Ahmedabad

     - Dr. Inder Jain: Managing Director, Airways Surgical Pvt. Ltd., Ahmedabad 

     - Mr. Vipul Sheth : Managing Director, Matrix Meditec Pvt. Ltd., Ahmedabad

13:30  – 14:30

Lunch & Visit To Technology Display Show

14:30 – 17:30

Session III : Drug / Device Combination Products &  Implants : Critical Issues-II


Overview : Regulatory challenges & requirements, Clinical Trial Requirements, Innovations and new developments, Panel Discussion

Session Chairman: Dr. G. S. Bhuveneshwar : Consultant Medical Devices and Former Head Biotechnology Wing, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology, Trivandrum.

Expert Speakers :

      - Plasma Jet: A novel device for bio-medical applications
   - Dr. Subroto Mukherjee :
Associate Dean, Facilitation Centre for Industrial Plasma Technologies, Gandhinagar

     - Medical Device Standards Development : Challenges
   - Mr. Prakash Bachani :
Scientist E & Head (MHD), Bureau of India
   Standard, New Delhi 

     - Biofilms – An Emerging Challenge for Catheter Manufacturers for
   preventing Infections

Dr. Chirag Patel :
Assistant Professor, Microbiology, Shree Krishna Hospital,

     - Converting Performance Polymers Into Implants / Devices
   - Mr. Hiten Bheda :
Managing Director, Vinit Performance Polymers Pvt.
      Ltd., Mumbai.

      - Global Product Registration For Medical Devices
Mr. Siddharth Jain :
CEO and Chief Regulatory Advisor, Symbiorph Clinical
      Trialogy, Ahmedabad.

       - Business Development Opportunities in Medical Textiles
    - Dr. Ketan Kumar Vadodaria :
Principal Research Investigator, The South
    India Textile Research Association, Tamil Nadu


Track II : 9:30 AM to 13:00 PM (Includes Tea / Refreshment Break)


Session I: Workshop on Biocompatibility (ISO 10993) Training

Workshop On Biocompatibility : Updated Information, Clarifications and Recent Advancements :

Biocompatibility training will deliver the updated information, clarifications and recent advancements on ISO 10993 and FDA guidance updates for compliant biocompatibility strategies by incorporating several new considerations, including the use of risk-based approaches. This training program also provides an unique opportunity to understand the policies, laboratory practices, and challenges faced in broader disciplines including in determining the relevant biocompatibility endpoints for an evaluation (test selection (if needed); considerations for use of animal testing vs. in vitro testing; sample preparation of nanoscale, bio absorbable, and in situ polymerized materials; evaluation of color additives); general biocompatibility testing considerations, including test article preparation; specific considerations for the following testing specially for devices utilizing nanotechnology.

An opportunity on hands-on workshop will provide real time case studies on medical devices which will provide an understanding of presenting for submission. Participants will walk away with the knowledge of planning and in enduring potential obstacles in biological evaluation of medical devices.

Attendance certificate will be provided at the end of the training.

To be Conducted By :

K. R. Navaneethakrishnan, M.Sc (PhD)
Assistant Director
GLR Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., Chennai
Dr J. S. I. Rajkumar, PhD
GLR Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., Chennai
Dr B. Rajan, PhD
GLR Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., Chennai

Note : Interested participants please fill in the attached form and pass it on to the reception desk (before 4:00 p.m. on March 17, 2017) as soon as possible to enable GLR Laboratories Pvt. Ltd. to Arrange Training Materials and Certificate.


Track III : 14:00 PM to 16:30 PM

14:00  – 17:30

Theme : Medical Plastics : Materials, Processes & Markets


Session Chairman: Shri Narasinh K. Balgi : Director, Ferromatik Milacron India Pvt. Ltd., Ahmedabad

Expert Speakers / Panel Experts :

     - Computer Aided Mold Design and Manufacturing
    - Mr. Ketan Panchal :
Production Manager, Indo German Tool Room,

      - Injection Moulding Requirements for Medical Plastic Components
   - Mr. Saumil Mistry:
Engineering-Sales Project Engineer, Ferromatik Milacron
      India Pvt. Ltd., Ahmedabad

      - Medical Polymers : Applications
   - Expert from Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology (CIPET),

     - Key differentiators for Plastics in Medical - Pharma Segment & Future
   GROWTH Prospects

- Mr. Umang Shah :
 National Sales Manager, Clariant Chemicals (India) Ltd.,

     - Medical Component Product Design & Development
   - Mr. Parthiv Desai :
Director, Sitech, Vadodara

      - Role of Thermoplastics Polyurethane in Medical Device Industry
   - Mr. Sachin Jadhav :
Assistant Manager, Lubrizol Lifescience, Mumbai


Track IV : Student Programme

10:00 – 11:15

FOCUS: Career Opportunity.


Session Coordinator : - Dr. Deepak Dave : Former President, Medical Surgical and Healthcare Industries Trade Association & CEO, Ashutosh Export International, Mumbai.

Expert Speakers / Panel Experts :

Special Address By : Dr. A.S. Rao : President, Indian Innovators Association, Hyderabad

     - Business Opportunity In Innovative Medical Device
Mr. Devendra Patel :
Director, Medisoft Telemedicine Pvt. Ltd., Ahmedabad

     - Dr. Prashant Jha : Fellowship Director, School Of BioDesign, All India Institute
   Of Medical Sciences, India

     - Role of Biomedical Engineers in Hospital
   -Er. U. Karthik Premkumar:
Manager - Biomedical Engineer,  Apollo Hospitals
   International Ltd., Ahmedabad


Judges Panel:

- Dr. Deepak Dave : Former President, Medical Surgical and Healthcare Industries Trade Association & CEO, Ashutosh Export International, Mumbai.
- Prof. H.T. Kashipara : Former Head, Biomedical Department, U.V. Patel College of
   Engineering, Kherva

- Dr. Alok Ray : Head, Center for Biomedical Eng., IIT & All India Institute Of
   Medical Sciences, New Delhi.

- Dr. Prashant Jha : Fellowship Director, School Of BioDesign, All India Institute
   Of Medical Sciences, India

- Prof. H. A. Patel : Head, Department of Biomedical Engineering, U. V. Patel
   College of Engineering, Kherva.

- Dr. A.S. Rao : President, Indian Innovators Association, Hyderabad

11:30 – 13:30

SUSHRUTA Innovation Award (SIA): Paper Presentation Competition

SUSHRUTA Innovation Award (SIA) will be held, to recognize and appreciate students with innovative ideas and concepts having wider applicability to the society for development of Medical Technology products. A jury compromising of experts in the medical device industry and medical professionals will analyze/examine the idea for scientific merit, innovation and commercialization potential.


Talk by :


Visit To Technology Display Show 2017 Exhibition 

14:30 – 16:00

Judge’s Comments and Declarations of Winners
Address by Guest of Honor : Dr. G.P. Vadodaria :
Principal, L.D. College of Engineering, Ahmedabad



 An Exhibition Displaying Materials , Adhesives , New Technologies , Manufacturing / Testing Equipments , Packaging / Sterilization Equipments And Supplies For Medical Device Industry

*Confirmations Awaited