Jitendar Kumar Sharma
Known in media circles as the “Med Tech Man” Dr. Jitendar Sharma is the Director & CEO of Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone which is Asia’s first medical devices manufacturing city. He is the Adviser for Health to the Hon’ble Chief Minister, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh and a Fellow at Joanna Briggs Institute of Evidence Based Medicine at University of Adelaide, Australia besides the program Director for Health Technology Assessment (HTA) fellowships in India. Earlier he established the Healthcare Technology Division and was the Founder Director of WHO Collaborating Centre for Medical Devices at NHSRC under Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. His past experience includes that at Sri Sathya Sai Medical Institutions- one of India’s largest non-for profit healthcare organizations, as consultant to World Bank, as Consultant to the World Health Organization, Geneva and advisor to Health Technology Innovation Centre at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). He has contributed through several research papers, seven books on health technologies & assessments, six compendiums on technical specifications for medical technologies and a number of WHO reports on health technologies. He has been a key designer and coordinator for several technology intensive health programs in India such as the national biomedical equipment maintenance program, the national diagnostics program and national dialysis program besides creating the National Materiovigilance Program for adverse event tracking due to medical devices, program for setting up of medical devices testing laboratories and the program for medical technology innovations uptake in public health system. He teaches courses on health policy & health technology in several countries, including India.
Dr. S Eswara Reddy has obtained Masters Degree in Pharmacy from College of Pharmaceuticals Sciences Manipal in 1994 and Ph.D from J.N.T.U, Hyderabad in 2009. He has experience in manufacturing of pharmaceuticals, academic and in Regulations.
He started his carrier as a Drugs Inspector in CDSCO, West Zone, Mumbai in 1998 and has good experience in GMP, GCP and GLP audits and promoted as an Assistant Drugs Controller of India in 2009.
He participated in many national and international seminars / workshops / meetings on various areas of Drugs regulations and undergone training from USFDA, KFDA, South Korea and WHO, Geneva.
He was invited to make presentations at various seminars and workshops. He got Best Drugs Inspector award in 2005 and Distinguished Alumni Award from Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal. Dr. Reddy has been awarded with appreciation letters from his superiors for effective implementation of Drug Regulations. He also published articles in various journals.
At present Dr. Reddy is working as a Deputy Drugs Controller of India at CDSCO HQs, New Delhi to assist DCGI in implementation of various provisions of Drugs And Cosmetics Act and Rules including Import Registration of Medical Devices and Diagnostic Kits and other activities.
Dr. H.G. Koshia, Commissioner, Food & Drugs Control Administration, Gujarat.
His Key Responsibilities are Enforcement of “Drugs & Cosmetic Act, 1940 and Rules” & Enforcement of “Food Safety & Standard Act, 2006” and rules, in Gujarat State.
He is actively representing nine national and state level committees. He is Chairman of the very important committee “Track & Trace”, for preparation of guidelines to prevent of menace of spurious drugs.
Dr. Koshia regularly interact with officials of US FDA, Health Canada, MHRA, DCGI, technocrats, academicians, IDMA, Chemists & Druggists Association etc. to ensure a consultative approach towards inclusive development and growth.
He has played a pivotal role in transformation of pharma sector in Gujarat to emerge as a favorable investment destination with proactive & pragmatic approaches.
He has played a vital role in the implementation of e-governance in FDCA and is winner of one state level and three national level awards.
Mr. Rajiv Nath is Jt. Managing Director of Hindustan Syringes & Medical Devices Ltd. which is having a turnover of over 500 Crores & Trustee – Safe Point India – a CSR Initiative of HMD (Hindustan Syringes & Medical Devices Ltd.). He is President of All India Syringes & Needles Mfg. Association. (AISNMA) & as well as the Founder and Forum Coordinator – Association of Indian Medical Device Industry (AIMED) with over 350 Members nationwide whereby Medical Device Manufacturers all types of technologies have been attracted nationwide on one Platform.
He was born in 1962 and entered his family business.
He has widely travelled all over World to over 52 Countries and has attended various meetings of WHO/ UNICEF/ ICASA/SIGN.
As Forum Coordinator of AIMED, Mr. Nath has taken many initiatives of establishing a Collaborative Framework with various Dept. of the Govt. and Media to bring to their attention issues troubling the industry and attract investments into India in his quest to make India as the Preferred Manufacturing Destination and the leading Supplier of Medical Device Worldwide.
An active Member of expert committee and Task Force for Medical Devices Regulation in India.
Mr. Kishore Narain Khanna, the Managing Director of Romsons Group of Industries is responsible for the brand “ROMSONS”. He has an insatiable appetite for success and innovation which has led to the cultivation of the brand “Romsons” as an eminent player in the healthcare sector, serving millions of patients worldwide with quality oriented products.
Today, Romsons has the largest product portfolio under its Umbrella. Romsons group has been affiliated with the Indian medical device industry for over 65 years and has seen this industry rise and shine.
He started his career with various odd jobs including working long hours on manually operated moulding machines and assembly of products. After he took over the family business, he brought all kinds of technical changes, process up gradations and mastered the art of innovative manufacturing. He travelled across the globe in search of business and learned the dynamics of international business. It was then that Mr Khanna pioneered many concepts that have proven to be crucial to his success.
As a result today Romsons is one of the most pre-eminent brands in the business and he wants to further make Romsons a multinational giant with its operations across the globe. Needless to mention he has a vision to change the face of Indian medical device industry and take it to a whole new level and bring it at par with the world medical device industry.
Siddharth Jain is CEO and Chief Regulatory Advisor of Symbiorph Clinical Trialogy. He is based in Ahmedabad and has extensive experience in Medical Device Clinical Evaluation Report Preparation, Post Market Clinical Follow-up (PMCF), Risk Management, CE Certification and Global Product Registration in Latin America, GCC, MENA, South East Asia and US FDA. He has total 04 years of experience in Medical Device Regulatory Affair Compliance and currently advising many Orthopaedic Implant Manufacturers, Disposable Manufacture and Laparoscopic Instrument & Equipment Manufacturer across India. He has done Post Graduate in Microbiology from the B.R Doshi School of Bioscience, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar and further did Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research from Xcellon Institute, a sister concern company of Claris Pharmaceuticals affiliate to Ganpath University. He has also published his research paper on Naphthalene Degradation by Bacteria Consortium (DV-AL) developed from Alang-Sosiya Ship breakage yard, Gujarat in Science Direct Journal.
Dr. Prashant Jha
Dr. Prashant Jha is a physician, engineer, entrepreneur and a medical editor. He teaches at AIIMS & IIT Delhi where he directs a post-graduate Fellowship program in medical device innovations and entrepreneurship. He also serves as an adjunct professor of Healthcare Innovations at various medical, engineering and business universities in Japan, Australia and Europe. Dr. Jha has invented over a dozen medical devices in domains of gastroenterology, women's health, ENT, paediatrics and Intensive care medicine. He is a serial entrepreneur and has set up enterprises in healthcare, education and internet technologies over last 15 years. He is the founder & editor of BMJ Innovations, world's first general medical innovations journal and also serves as the Senior Editor for The BMJ in South Asia.
Aynampudi Subbarao (A.S.Rao) is an innovation consultant with a rich perspective gained from working in industry, government and academia. He was in industry during license raj period marketing products which are imitations, made with foreign collaboration and with CSIR technology. Worked for two decades in DSIR, Government of India, went thru the technology absorption phase with TAAS, new product development with PATSER and creativity with TePP. As a part time academic, regularly contributed articles and authored books -Management of Technology Change published in 1994 was the first book on MOT in India. Full time mentor to innovators, his current passion is connecting innovators to the market. Formally associated with IIT Hyderabad and devotes maximum time to the NGO –Indian Innovators Association. Organised India’s first International Innovation Fair in 2016 in Bangalore and now working on 2017 fair coming up at Visakhapatnam.
Elena Draganoiu, Ph.D. is global technology manager in Lubrizol LifeSciences, where she is responsible for leading technical programs in the area of pharmaceutical ingredients. She holds a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics from the University of Cincinnati and has extensive experience in pharmaceutical formulation. Her work at Lubrizol has been focused on acrylic acid and thermoplastic polyurethane technology platforms for pharmaceutical and medical solutions.
Dr. G.S. Bhuvaneshwar
He graduated with a B.Tech (Electronics) in 1972 and M.S. (Bioengineering) from IIT Madras. He later obtained a PhD in Biomedical Technology from SCTIMST in 1994. He has been honored with several awards, notably the Distinguished Alumnus Award of IIT Madras in 1999, Materials Society of India Medal lecture and NRDC awards for meritorious inventions. In May 2016 he was elected “Fellow, Biomaterials Science & Engineering (FBSE)” by the International Union of Societies of BSE at the World Biomaterials Congress held in Montreal, Canada.
From Sep 2012 to Dec 2015, he was Director of Innovation at Trivitron Healthcare Pvt, LTd., Chennai – a leading company of Indian origin with a major focus in In vitro Diagnostics.
Previously, he retired as Head of the Biomedical Technology Wing of Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology (SCTIMST), Trivandrum in 2012 after a long distinguished career spanning 36 years.
In his long tenure at SCTIMST, Dr. Bhuvaneshwar has been involved in high-risk medical device development in cardiovascular and neurosurgical areas. His biggest contribution has been the development of the TTK-CHITRA HEART VALVE, which is manufactured by TTK Health Care Ltd., Trivandrum. Over 100,000 of these valves have been implanted since marketing started in 1995 and is currently being used in 175 centers in India and exported to 6 countries. Other major developments include the CEREDRAIN Hydrocephalus Shunt System (Hindustan Latex Ltd, Trivandrum) and SPICTRA Hollow Fiber Membrane Oxygenator (SIDD Life sciences Ltd., Chennai). He has been closely associated with R&D in the area of biomaterials development (dental composites, bioceramics, degradable polymers), blood compatibility evaluation, vascular grafts LVADs and more recently in tissue engineering.
His long career has covered the very important aspect of medical device testing / validation with active involvement in the development of test systems for heart valves, blood oxygenators, vascular grafts, hydrocephalus shunt systems, with many of them having computer based data acquisition and control.
Under his leadership, a quality system conforming to ISO17025 for biomedical testing services (as per ISO10993) was implemented in the Biomedical Technology Wing of SCTIMST and accredited by COFRAC of France in 2003. He was also involved in the implementation of GLP (Good laboratory practice) standards for preclinical animal studies and ISO13485 for medical device design and development including risk management under ISO14971. In 2008, he lead a small team in the institute, which drafted a Bill for the Medical devices regulation at the behest of the Government of India.
During his 4 decade long career, he has worked closely with clinicians and surgeons and been closely involved in clinical trials, animal studies and clinical ethics. He has to his credit 9 patents, 5 book chapters and 33 research publications.
Er. U. KARTHIK PREMKUMAR, B.E.
I have been indulged in this field for the past 15 years and thus have served for different healthcare companies, institutions & hospitals.
Providing you the details of my past and present working.
I have even served for :
G D Agrawal
Chairman & Managing Director
G. Surgiwear Limited
3 International and 20 National awarded; 50-60 applied
Manoj Bhardwaj is the Managing Director of SMC Medical Manufacturing headquartered at Bangalore, India.
SMC Medical Manufacturing is a fully owned subsidiary of SMC Ltd headquartered in Somerset, Wisconsin US. The core competencies of SMC Ltd spans across medical device design, tool design and build, molding, manufacture and assembly of medical devices as well as industrial automation and robotics.
Manoj is a polymer engineer with over three decades experience in Manufacturing, Consulting and IT sectors.
Manoj has hands on experience in compounding of polymers, alloys and blends as well as downstream polymer processing operations like extrusion, injection molding, welding, machining, printing, decoration, etc. He also has experience in manufacture of extrusion and injection molding machines, product design, mold design and mold making.
Besides polymer science, Manoj’s background includes business strategy consulting, business process consulting, supply chain and logistics, new product introduction, lean manufacturing, program management as well as IT/ ITeS consulting, infrastructure and services.
Mr. Hiten Bheda
Mr. Hiten Bheda , a Chemical Engineer by training has been associated with plastics since the beginning his career. He pursued a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Department of Chemical and Polymer Engineering, Knoxville, USA where his interest in Polymer processing was nurtured.
He continued his education at the University of Connecticut to obtain a Masters Degree in Chemical engineering. During those years he was fortunate to learn about polymer processing and train under some of the renowned professors of Rheology.
After returning to India he was associated in conversion of Engineering Plastics and have worked on Casting of Polyamides, Polyurethanes as well as extrusion of EP and High Performance Polymers. He has closely worked with many OEM’s and Govt institutions for successful application of these products involving extensive design and testing of materials for qualification.
Currently he is Managing Director of Vinit Performance Polymers Pvt Ltd., engaged in conversion and CNC machining of engineering plastics and high performance plastics under POLYMAT brand. The company pioneered extrusion of high temp materials like PEEK in India.
He has served the trade in the capacity of Hon Secretary AIPMA, Hon editor of Plastic News, and currently is Vice President West Zone AIPMA. He has represented AIPMA for Govt advocacy on fiscal matters like budget and GST. Active member of SPE, he is keen to further cause of plastic processing through knowledge enhancement.
He is member of Tau Beta Pi, a honorary engineering fraternity based in the USA.
He spends his free time to support social causes through family trust providing medical help and vocational training in suburb of Mumbai, is associated with education trust BNKCT as Managing Trustee.
Dr. Chirag Patel
Practicing since 10 years as Infection preventionist, Clinical Microbiologist, academician and guide for MBBS and MD students in medical college.
Publications: 6 - international and national level research
Research projects: Completed - 9, ongoing - 8
Primary are of interest: Indwelling medical device associated infections, Multi-drug resistant organism in healthcare associated infections, Microbial diversity in Blood stream infection and Respiratory tract infections.
Mr. Partha Mohapatra is working as Lead Healthcare ( India ) & Technical Support with INEOS Styrolution India Limited.
In his present role, he is actively involved in Application & Product Development along with Technical support, with key focus on new business opportunities for styrene in medical device industry.
Mr. Mohapatra is Post graduate in Plastic technology from CIPET, Hyderabad and has an M.B.A ( Marketing ) from I.G.N.O.U ( Delhi ) with 19 years’ experience in plastics processing & raw material industry . He has expertise in processing of engineering plastic & is actively engaged in business development/ marketing of styrene’s products for healthcare industry. He is involved in new projects developments with pharmaceutical packaging & medical disposable device industry. He provides technical/development support to customer from initial stage to project commercialization stage. He possesses diverse technical sales marketing experience in the field of medical grade styrenic polymers.
Dr. Atul Sardana
Dr. Atul Sardana (MBBS, MS, FIAGES) is a minimal access surgeon with a knack for applying technology to conventional surgical principals which benefits patients. Dr. Atul Sardana has been working in the health care sector since 1990 starting as a social worker in one of Delhi’s large government hospital. He graduated in medicine in 1998 and served in the rural sector. He then did his masters in surgery in 2002 and has since been working extensively in minimal access surgery as a consultant surgeon in various hospitals of repute. He has over 30 national and international clinical publication and presentations and is a honorary member of the World Association of laparoscopic Surgeons, and a member of the Indian Association of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons and the BIS Technical Committee on Surgical Instruments. Dr. Atul Sardana has been invited at various forums and conferences as a key speaker on Medical Device Innovation and Medical Device Plastics and as a panelist on talk pertaining to the fund raising in the Healthcare sector with particular focus on Innovative Medical Device Companies in India.
He was awarded the fellowship of Indian Association of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons in 2007. He was actively involved in training of surgeons in the field of Advanced Solid Organ Laparoscopic Surgery, Endo stapling Principles and Techniques, and Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery at Ethicon Institute of Surgical Education, New Delhi and is a faculty for the conduct of the fellowship of Indian Association of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. He is also an active member of AIMED (All India Medical Device Manufactures Association). He is a certified internal auditor of quality management systems for medical device manufacturing as per ISO 13485:2003 from TUV SUD.
He served as the head of Technical operations at Biosurge Technologies, Mumbai and later was the founder chairman at Alfa Corpuscles Private Limited where he currently serves at the Head for R & D and Product Development. Alfa Corpuscles has been supported by the Technology Development Board, DBT, ICMR and GSBTM.
He has three national patents for his invention of the "Laparoscopic Access Trocar", "Safety Syringe" and "Oral Vaccine Reconstitution & Delivery Device" and one PCT filed for his invention of the “Safety Syringe”. His efforts on the safety syringe have been acknowledged by the “Wellcome Trust, UK” and the invention has been awarded the Silver Prize at the Seoul International Invention Fair 2012. He also has the distinction of being honoured twice by display of his innovative technologies during the exhibition on "Innovations in Medical Science and Biotechnology at the Rashtrarapati Bhawan.
Mr. Ravi Shankar Srivastava
An ISO 9001 – 2008 Company manufacture of Cardiovascular Device specially diagnostic Angiography and Angioplasty material including coronary stent, Drug coated stent and Working on New Innovation of vascular devices like Retrieval device, Perfusion catheter, Distal protection device, Thrombolytic catheter, Bioabsorbable stent etc.
Educational Qualification, Global Experience, Learning & Exposure:
Mr. Umang Shah
Mr. Umang Shah is working with CLARIANT Chemicals India Ltd. CLARIANT is one of the world’s leading Specialty chemical companies. He is a National Sales Manager – Masterbatches & Compounds for Medical & Pharma Segment since Dec, 2015 and based at head quarter in Navi Mumbai.
Earlier, Mr. Umang Shah worked with SABIC Innovative Plastics & GE Plastics India for more than 22 years. He has rich & multi-functional experience and handled various key responsibilities as a Key Accounts Manager – Sales & Marketing, Application Development Specialist, Technical Services Manager at Mumbai. Engineering Plastics Compounding at Vadodara Plant, Application Development Centre at Gurgaon and GE’s Global R&D center at Bangalore.
Mr. Devendra Patel
Devendra Patel is an entrepreneur. He has established enterprises in healthcare IT and medical tourism services.
Devendra is the Founder and Director of “Medisoft Telemedicine Pvt. Ltd.” He possesses over 18 years of leadership experience in the field of healthcare IT. Medisoft Telemedicine has done pioneering work in Healthcare IT, Ehealth and Telemedicine field.
Devendra is also co-founder and managing partner of “The Meditour” medical tourism company.
He is co-author of book on Telemedicine titled as “Introduction of Telemedicine”.
Devendra hold Bachelor of Engineer degree in Electronics & Communications Engineering from DDIT, Nadiad, Gujarat, India.
Mr. Prakash Bachani
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS :
MIE (Electrical Engg.) GOLD MEDALIST, Institution of Engineers, India
PRESENT POSITION :
Scientist E & Head (MUBO-1), Mumbai. Bureau of Indian Standards, India
32 years experience in Bureau of Indian Standards, the National Standards Body of India, having worked in Standard Formulation, Laboratory and Certification Activities.
Presently posted as Scientist E & Head (MUBO-1), Mumbai in Bureau of Indian Standards, for Certification Marks Deptt. In Mumbai at national level.
At the Technical level, he has overseen the following activities:
1. Product Certification
In conformity assessment of the products in electrotechnical area ,includes cables; conductors; energy meters; electrical accessories like switch, plugs and sockets, MCBs; electrical appliances like geysers, fans, motors, pumps, ballasts; GLS Sodium and compact fluorescent lamps; luminaries etc.
INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES :
Participated in various seminars organized in the country in the field of electrotechnical.
Participated in the meetings of IEC for Rotating Machinery in China, Power Capacitors in Russia and Transformers in Japan.
PAPERS Presentation :
Presented several papers relating to Standardization, Certification in the field of Electrical Engg. at various seminars organized in the country.
Mr. Sanjay Chotalia
Mr. Anand Srinivasan
Anand Srinivasan is the Head of Polycarbonates ISC (Indian sub-continent). A Chemical engineer by training, Anand joined Bayer Corporation at Pittsburgh post his Master’s Degree from Penn State University, USA in 1998. He started off as a process engineer, and moved on to project engineering.
The next opportunity was at the Baytown Texas (Covestro) site, where he was the Air Compliance lead. In 2009 he decided to move back to India and took up the commission of a new molecule, as plant manager at the Agro plant in Ankleshwar, Bayer CropScience.
After production, Anand headed the Supply Chain Center for Covestro India (formerly Bayer MaterialScience).He was instrumental in establishing the nicer globe initiative, where chemical companies have come together for a common vision, to address transportation distribution safety in India.
He has actively lead initiatives at the Texas Chemical Council and now participates at the Indian Chemical Council.
Anand recently took over the position of heading the Polycarbonates business for the Indian sub-continent. He lives in Thane with his wife and 2 little kids, and is a musician, artist, and a fitness fan.
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS :
INDUSTRIAL EXPERIENCE :
8 YEARS -MFG (TABLET, SVP)
REGULATORY EXPERIENCE :
WORKSHOP/TRAINING RECEIVED ON THE SUBJECT OF FOCUS :
CURRENT POSTING :
SR. DRUGS INSPECTOR, FDCA, GUJARAT
PROFESSIONAL PROFILE :
TECHNICAL SUBMISSIONS :
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE :
1. QUALITY SYSTEM AUDITS & CONSULTANCY
Consulting Companies for CE marking certification of Medical Devices. Consultancy for CE Certification for all Class of Medical Devices e.g. Infusion & Blood Transfusion Sets, IV Cannulas, Syringes & Needles, Various Catheters, IOL, Orthopaedic Implants, Surgical Ophthalmic Blades & Cannulae, Surgical Gloves, IUDs, Sutures, Coronary Stents & Drug Coated Stents and Balloon Catheters, etc. etc.
More than 10 years experience in setting up manufacturing facilities for Coronary stents and drug eluting stents. Technology transfer assignment for an Indian Company for developing and transferring process technology for DES including process and analytical method development and validation as per CE & US FDA (CDRH) requirements.
CE marking for BM Stents & various Drug Eluting Stents including Paclitaxel, Sirolimus and other Limus group drugs.
Plant design to comply with international requirements.
Designed & executed DQ, IQ, OQ, PQ validations, process validation for sterilization and stability studies.
Worked on various stages of regulatory submissions including biocompatibility, pre-clinical & clinical studies.
Planned, supervised and submission done of non-clinical & biocompatibility studies in international labs under personal supervision & guidance and follow up including site audits and CRO interaction.
Consultant for UNIDO cluster program for QMS & CE marking of Medical Devices.
Bio Pruner Mentor with EDI & MSME Cluster
Widely travelled in USA, Canada, Europe, China, UAE for consultations / Audits / executing projects; attending conferences and technical presentations.
INDUSTRIAL POSITIONS HELD :
CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, EXHIBITIONS :
Mr. Ketan Panchal
Diploma in plastic engineering, B. tech in mechanical engineering
26 years of experience in the field of tool and die making.
Worked in milton plastics- halol, elemex industries - baroda, karnavati plastomach - ahmedabad and indo german tool room since 1993.
Working as head of production in indo german tool room - ahmedabad
Vadodaria, PhD. (IITD)
Dr. G. P. Vadodaria completed his bachelors’ degree in the field of Civil engineering from M.S. University of Baroda in the year 1991. Thereafter he joined C U Shah Polytechnic College, Surendranagar as a lecturer in civil engineering. In March’95, he topped GPSC examination and posted as a lecturer at L D Engineering College, Ahmedabad. He completed his master’s degree in the year 2000 from L D College of Engineering and PhD in the field of water resources management from IIT Delhi in July 2008.
During his research work he published 05 research papers in peer reviewed journals (ASCE (Irrigation and drainage), ICE (Proceedings of Water resources management) and Journal of Hydrology (Elsevier)), 20 papers in proceedings of international conference which includes paper presentation at EWRI conference at Bangkok & International Conference on Information Technology in Construction” INCITE at Tsinghua University, Beijing and 13 paper in proceedings of national conference. Also, he had been to National University of Singapore on 4th January,2011 to present research paper under IPWE-2011. He is also a life member of various international organization such as International Association of Hydrologists (IAH), International Association of Engineers (IAE), Institute of Engineers (IE), Indian Association of Hydrologists, ICE(UK) and Indian Association of Hydrologists. He has supervised more than 30 thesis at masters level and two research scholar have completed PhD and also currently supervising three more PhD students in the area of water resources management. He is Board member of Gujarat Meritime Board Trust. He is also academic council member of Indus university and Ganpat university.
Above all, in spite of being academician, played an important role in establishing a new concept in university examination system i.e. electronic delivery of question paper. After serving for more than six years in Gujarat Technological University, he is serving as the Principal of L.D. Engineering College, Ahmedabad and member secretary of ACPC catering admissions of Gujarat State since Nov 2014.
Prof. Kiran Kalia is presently serving as the Director of National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Ahmedabad at Gandhinagar. She graduated in Biochemistry and received her PhD degree in 1984 from Industrial Toxicology Research Centre (ITRC), Lucknow. She was an awardee of prestigious DBT overseas research associateship and was the visiting Professor at School of Health Sciences, Purdue University, USA in 2006-07.Her current areas of interest/expertise include several aspects of diabetic nephropathy, metal toxicity and presently interested in proteomic and genomic biomarkers. She is the task force member of many national level committees of decision making under Govt. of India. She is also one of the core members of policy making in Department of Pharmaceutics, Govt. of India. She is a INSA visiting fellow and the Fellow of Gujarat Science Academy.
She is reviewer of various National and International Journals and recipient of numerous Awards and scholarships including 8th “International Prestigious Sardar Patel Award” for Excellence in Women Empowerment. She was awarded with the “President Guide award” by His Excellence The President of India Shri V.V. Giri. She is member of many professional societies like Indian Science Congress, Society of Biological Chemists, India, Society of Toxicology – India, Indian Association of Micronutrients, New Delhi, and Organization of Women Scientists in Developing World (OWSD), Italy.
She has delivered guest lectures at various national and international platforms that includes plenary lectures / lead lectures at Malaysia, Singapore, Czech Republic, France, China and USA. She is actively involved in teaching masters, doctoral students and specializes in exploring biochemical aspect of diabetes. She has 35 years of research and 31 years of teaching experience with 71 publications in various national and international peer-reviewed journals. She has delivered 75 presentations at various national and international conferences and has 3 chapters in book published by international publishers. She has guided 22 Ph.Ds, over 50 M.Sc. dissertation students.Currently,7 students are working under her for their doctoral degree. She has received several extramural research grants from different funding agencies and has completed 16 major research projects from University Grants Commission (UGC), Department of Biotechnology of Ministry of Science and Technology (DBT), Govt. of India, Gujarat State Biotechnology Mission (GSBTM) Gandhi Nagar, Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), New Delhi and Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), New Delhi.
Mr. Sarabjot Singh
Mr. Singh is an entrepreneur and Founding Member of Sterimed Group of Industries. He has done Diploma in Polymer Technology from Indian Plastic Institute (IPI).
He has over 30 years of experience in the field of manufacturing of Disposable Medical Products and 17 years of experience in the field of manufacturing of Industrial and Medical Adhesive Tapes.
Mr. Sarabjot Singh is also experienced in the field of manufacturing of Hotmelt Adhesives and manufacturing of Nonwoven bags.
Dr. Subroto Mukherjee
Dr S Mukherjee is Head – FCIPT Division, and Associate Dean – Academics of Institute for Plasma Research. He has 115 peer reviewed journal papers, 13 patents, guided 13 PhD scholars, and has contributed towards transferring FCIPT’s knowhow in industrial plasma applications for benefit of society. He is the 1st recipient of “BUTI Foundation Award” for outstanding contribution in plasma sciences and is a fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt foundation. He received the VASVIK-2016 award in the field of “Materials and Metallurgical Science and Technology” and was elected Fellow of Gujarat Science Academy in 2016.
Dr. Alok Ray
Dr. Alok R. Ray is Professor at Centre for Biomedical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He is concurrently Professor at All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. Dr. Ray is also Director of Stanford-Indian Biodesign program.
He has received his Ph.D. from University of Delhi on Biopolymers. He was a Fogarty Fellow of National Institute of Health, USA at Centre for Polymeric implants, University of Utah, USA during 1982 to 1984. He was a fellow at University of Liverpool, UK. He was a visiting professor at All Union Cardiology Institute, Moscow, University of Leiden, Netherlands and Max Planck Institute for Polymer sciences, Mainz.
Prof. Ray has made notable contributions in the area of biocompatible materials. Unique feature of his research is that starting from synthesis/modification, characterization, he has gone up to the stage of engineering and designing of such materials for use in human medicine and surgery viz.: medical devices and implants, drug delivery systems, catheters used for blood vessels.
Prof. Ray has acquired the reputation of being a leader in the area of compatibility of materials with living tissues. His work in this area has been highly cited and the work reported has been further extended by other authors worldwide. He has developed nine biomedical products and published over 150 articles in professional journals and is a consultant to several industries.
Prof. Ray has been awarded TATA INNOVATION FELLOWSHIP for the year 2007-2008 in recognition of his research contribution in the area of material used in Human Medicine and Surgery.
Mr. V. K.
Mr. Vivekanand Sharma is a Director of Sharma Pharmaceutical Pvt. Ltd. He got an Engineering (Mechanical) degree from Parul University, Vadodara.
Mr. V. K. Sharma has started his career in 2006 as a Design Engineer and through his vision and keen interest in product design; he was also much interested in Production as well as Strategic Planning. Within 2 years of time, he has started to build a business relation in International Market. Due to his extensive knowledge and experience in Restructuring Operations, International Marketing, International Business Relations, Collaborations and Joint Ventures, he has appointed as Director (Global Trade) in 2011.
He traveled across the globe in search of business and learned dynamics of international business. His visionary approach to serving his clients has enabled him to anticipate and meet the changing imperatives of the marketplace.
He has played a very active role in acquiring “SHARMA ORTHOPEDIC” the reputation of a leading brand in orthopedic implants and making the strong presence across India and emerging as a fast growing brand across the Globe.
He has prepared “SHARMA ORTHOPEDIC” for continual growth by developing its distinctive business model, client relationships and depth of staffing expertise.
Ms. Sashi Rekha has a graduation in Food Technology from the University of Agricultural Sciences, Hebbal, Bangalore and a post-graduation in Food Technology from CFTRI, Mysore. She has worked with Cadburys India Ltd. for two years looking after production and quality control of ice cream in franchisee ice cream factories.
She then joined the Bureau of Indian Standards (National Standards Body) and has worked with them at Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai and Delhi in Product Certification, Management Systems Certification, Laboratory as well as Standards formulation activities for over 21 years.
She joined National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies as Director (Operations) on 01 April, 2015 and has been handling Inspection bodies and Certification bodies Accreditation programmes
About, 27 years in handling sales and marketing functions in domestic and international business.
Have worked with well-established global western multinational companies and start up companies of repute from India.
Currently designated as CEO with major responsibilities of Global Business development in Omni Lens (P) Ltd., manufacturing wide range of CE certified ophthalmic medical devices and other pharmaceutical products meeting International standard.
Key responsibilities include strategic planning, identification of emerging market areas, new product development besides strengthening the present business in International markets like U.S., Latin America, Europe, Japan, China, Korea etc. besides strengthening existing business.
Have travelled widely in about 90 countries across U.S., Latin America, Europe, Africa, Middle East, UAE, Korea, China and many other Asian countries.
Post Graduate from Allahabad University
Courses / Training programmes:
1. Attended MDP
in Finance from IIM Bangalore.
1. SRI SIIM –
1. Member, Academic council, NIPER, Ahmedabad
Subjects of Interest:
Mr. Parthiv Desai is Industrial Designer and Plastics Technologist and an Innovator (Patents holder). He is Promoter - Director of SITECH. He has done Diploma & Post Diploma in Plastics Mold design from CIPET and Diploma in Finance Management, AMA. He is a member of VCCI, IPI, TAGMA, AIPMA.
SITECH started in late 1996 by a team of multidisciplinary experts with a common vision of making design viable to industries. Our passion for design and innovation has always helped us in reaching to a next level. SITECH provides services like Industrial design, Conceptual product development, Design validation, Design for manufacturability and reverse engineering.
Health-care is always been a fascinating domain for us to work on. We have been successfully associated with well-known Medical and Pharmaceutical companies and have an experience of working on Drug Delivery products, Diagnostic products, healthcare, Implants, Surgery and many more.
SITECH’s expertise help our clients to regulate standards by selecting correct materials and processes. We believe in an error free design process which starts with conceptualization and ends with prototyping and validation. Our well documented design process helps developing unique products without infringing on competitor’s IP.
SITECH represents our continuous efforts of making life better by design. Through creativity, hard work and dedication, SITECH strives to be a backbone of creative economy.
Prof. H. A.
B.Tech (IC), M.Tech(BME), IIT-BHU, Varanasi,Ph.D (Continue)
Head, BME dept., U.V.Patel College of Engineering, Ganpat University, Kherva, Mehsana.
Area of Interest Medical Image Processing, Bio-mechanics,Medical Instrumentation and control system engineering.
Mr. Deepak Dave is CEO of Ashutosh Export International, Mumbai, presently carrying on the business in the Medical Devices and Surgical Equipments including Disposable Products.
He has done his graduation from Mumbai University with specializing in the field of Economics & Marketing. Post graduation in MBA. He has been in this field of Medical Devices and Surgical instruments and Equipments for past 24 Yrs.
He started the career working with an MNC in Mumbai as Asst. Purchase Officer and relinquished the job after 9 Yrs of very rich experience in the field of Local Purchases & Imports. He entered into the field of Medical Disposable business in the year 1987.
It has been his privilege to be associated with the first in bringing new products and concepts for the INDIAN market and consumers which much necessary for the growth of Indian market in terms of availability and prices.
Having the exposure for more than 15 years of international market in the medical and surgical products and devices including the Healthcare sector, he further developed into selling some of the patient friendly products for specialized products at affordable prices in INDIAN market. To keep with the newer products introduced after innovation by manufacturer of international brands is also Mr. Deepk’s passion.
He has been the only person in INDIA to set up 6 Human Milk Banks in INDIA. His wishful dream is to create a “White Revolution” by setting up Human Milk Bank in each and every hospital work for better future generation to come of this country.
Dr. J. S. I.
Dr. J. S. I. Rajkumar, PhD., Doctorate in Zoology from Madras University, working as Study Director/Scientist toxicology at GLR Laboratories Private limited, Chennai. Have published more than 55 scientific papers both in peer reviewed national and international journals. Presented and published more than 45 scientific articles in international conferences and proceedings. Written 3 books and 5 book chapters. Hold prestigious memberships in world renowned societies, ACS, SEATC, BNHS, etc. Serving as Editor, Editorial board member and reviewer for many peer reviewed international journals. Attended more than 20 workshops, International and national conferences training programmes. Actively involved as committee member for international conferences worldwide.Apart from this specialization, Worked as Research fellow in Integrated Coastal Marine Area Management, Chennai for marine toxicology project for creating critical limits for heavy metal pollution and also worked as Research Associate for climate change project.
Dr. B. Rajan
Dr. B. Rajan, Study Director/Toxicology Scientist, GLR Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., has a PhD in Biochemistry, from University of Madras, India. He has been working in the field of nanoscience, nanotoxicity and nanotherapeutics for over 6 years. He was a recipient of various prestigious fellowships from government of India like fellowship in sciences for meritorious students Basic Scientific Research (BSR) scheme of the University Grant Commission (UGC), New Delhi and Senior research fellowship (SRF) of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi. He has quite a few peer-reviewed literatures in reputed international journals and he has also presented his research work in various international conferences. Currently he is involved in the biocompatibility testing of medical devices.
Kukrety - Deputy Drugs Controller
Arvind Kukrety is working as Deputy Drugs Controller India in Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation, Ahmedabad Zone since 2015.
He is M. Pharm from Jamia Hamdard University, Delhi.
He has got about 24 years of working experience in the field of manufacturing of drugs, Quality Assurance and drug regulation. He started his carrier from M/s Winthrop (now known as Win-Medicare) in production supervisor and left the organization as Assistant Manager technical before joining CDSCO in 1998. During his stint in Industry, he worked in various capacities in the manufacturing of oral, external and parenteral dosage forms.
In 2003, during WHO GMP workshop he was assessed as the best among the participants and was selected thereafter for various WHO assignments. As short term consultant for WHO he was part of NRA assessment teams for Indonesia & Thailand. As facilitator, he participated in WHO GMP workshops for inspectors of Indonesia and China. In 2005, Ministry identified him as GMP expert for assessment of vaccine manufacturing PSU. He was trained as trainer in GMP and GCP and was associated in various workshops for training of inspectors in India. He also represented in Govt. of India missions in South Korea and Suriname.
In CDSCO HQ he worked in new drugs, Biological, import and export, Global clinical trial divisions. He was exposed to dossier assessment procedures of biological in 2008 in Canada. He has played a major role in preparation of Guidance documents for Biological and similar biologic guidelines. In 2011, he led the first team from CDSCO for inspection of foreign manufacturing sites in China. He is actively involved in framing of risk based inspection policy and their evaluation.
Navaneethakrishnan, M.Sc (PhD)
Toxicologist with more than 19 years’ experience in toxicology and biocompatibility studies. Has worked in GLP certified Contract Research Organizations- Assistant Director, GLR Laboratories Pvt. Ltd; Toxicology Study Director, IIBAT and Quality Assurance Executive-SGS LSS. Good experience in toxicology/biocompatibility testing of medical devices, agrochemicals and pharmaceuticals especially in vivo toxicology tests. Successful background in setting up of Quality Systems in Test Facility according to the OECD Principles of GLP and ISO 17025. Has faced several GLP and ISO 17025 audits. Additionally, has faced several national and international client audits. Done Master’s in Regulatory Affairs and pursuing PhD in Nanotoxicology. He has attended many international and national conferences. Has organized national and international workshops/ training programs related to medical devices. Adding to credits, also published scientific papers in peer reviewed international journals related to nanoparticles.
N.K. Balgi is Director on Board of Ferromatik Milacron India Pvt. Ltd (FMIPL). He holds Bachelor degree in Engineering.
He has been serving the Plastics Industry for the last 46 years and has wide-spread experience in Quality Assurance, Manufacturing Systems, Technology Management and has exposure to Sales & Marketing, Finance, Human Resource Development & Organizational Development. “NK” has worked with:
Klockner Windsor India and Larsen & Toubro - Plastics Machinery Division, before taking over leadership position at Ferromatik Milacron India. Under his leadership the company has attained leadership position in the Indian market and has spread it’s presence over 46 countries. He is recipient of “The James A.D.Geier Leadership Award” - an award instituted by Milacron in the name of their outstanding leader - in the year 2008.
- Fellow Member
of Indian Plastics Institute [IPI] since 2009.
Mr. Saumil Mistry has done B.E. - Mechanical Engineering from Indus Institute of Technology & Engineering, Gujarat. He is associated with Ferromatik Milacron India Pvt. Ltd. since 2013.
Currently he is working in Sales Project Engineering Group as an Engineer. He has worked in Manufacturing at various areas of Assembly, Testing & Planning. He is active member of Development & Technology Transfer Team of FMI.
He is having experience of handling complete project requirement.