Apeejay Stya University and SERB Host Conference on Nanomedicine and Medical Devices in Healthcare
Scientists discuss various aspects of the medical device industry while advocating for industry consolidation
The 3rd National Conference on Nanomedicine and Medical Devices in Healthcare was recently hosted by Apeejay Stya University in support of the Scientific and Technical Research Board (SERB), DST, Government of India.
the The conference brought together leading scientists and experts in the field of nanomedicine and medical device technologies from across the country, who presented their views on various aspects of the industry while advocating for industry consolidation.
The conference has also been a platform for many faculty members, PhD students including postgraduate and undergraduate students to exhibit their valuable research/reviews through scientific poster presentations on various aspects related to the theme.
Prof Alok R Ray (Former Consultant Professor, School of International Biodesign, All India Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi), said: “Most of the polymers used in medical devices are made in India. But we don’t produce the final product because people from various fields like pharmaceuticals, hardware, bioelectronics, nanodevices, etc., don’t work together so much.”
Prof Raj S DhankarVice Chancellor of Apeejay Stya University (ASU) highlighted the facts that India has played a vital role during recent waves of covid and contributed effectively in quality medicine and vaccines to meet the national demand and global.
Dr Vivekanandan KalaiselvanSenior Principal Scientific Officer, Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission, Ghaziabad spoke on “India’s Medical Device Vigilance Programme: Roles and Responsibilities of Pharmacy Professionals” while explaining the role of the Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission in obtaining scientific data, analyzes them and communicates them to the regulatory authority.
Dr Manish DiwanHead-Strategy Partnership & Entrepreneurship, Development BIRAC, Department of Biotechnology, Govt of India spoke about the country’s growing startup ecosystem.
Doctor Arvind BansalProfessor of Pharmacy, NIPER, Mohali, Chandigarh, spoke about nanocrystals, the approaches used for its generation and its various applications.
Dr Dhiraj Kumar ChopraVice President and Head of Sterile R&D, Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, spoke about the key factors considered in the selection of polymers for the drug delivery system, the importance of managing the rate of degradation of polymers, the use of non-toxic polymers for deposition injections, controlled and biocompatible erosion, among others.
Professor Bansi D MalhotraDST-SERB (Science & Engineering Research Board, Govt of India) Distinguished Fellow & Adjunct Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Delhi Technological University (DTU), explained how conductive paper made from nanomaterials can be useful in the development of electronic devices biomolecular as biosensors for the detection of cancer.