The institutes are planning a Medical Device Hackathon (MEDHA) in March to help them start the project.
Haffkine Institute has joined hands with IIT, Bombay to start an incubation centre for students as well as the commoners in-order to innovate new medical technology.
The institutes are planning a Medical Device Hackathon (MEDHA) in March to help them start the project. They will be providing them with doctors, engineers, and other stakeholders. Through this, the institute will also be able to curate the project the innovators are working on. "The incubation centre will be a platform for the innovators to showcase their talent as well as meet the industry experts. They will get to know of the current need for medical devices and will be able to give quicker feedback," said Dr Nishigandha Naik, Director of Haffkine Institute.
She further added, "This centre will not only provide a platform for students and beginners, but also to common man who has potential to innovative a device that helps the health sector. The public hospital authorities will enable better identification of unmet clinical needs too."
A meeting regarding the centre was held a week ago at Haffkine Institute along with clinicians from local hospitals to know their views about the proposed centre and to identify the problems to be taken up at the next Hackathon. "If we are successful in innovating medical devices in our country, it will be of great help to the healthcare sector. The devices will be made available at low cost," said Naik.