Hands-on Training on Medical Device Prototyping

Application Closed
 January 13 – 17, 2020
 Imagineering Laboratory, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
 Hands-on Training
 9th December, 2019
 21st December, 2019

The programme on ‘Medical Device Prototyping’ shall be conducted by Imagineering Laboratory, IIT Kanpur. The laboratory is a central facility for innovation concept design and product realization at IIT Kanpur. The Imagineering lab houses state of the art CAD and CAM tools with latest capabilities in shape acquisition, modelling and prototyping. They have helped in radically expanding the domain of geometric shapes that can be realized for any product. The processes of design, simulation and manufacturing are integrated into a digital environment. The facility also provides infrastructure for sponsored research and industrial consultancy. Recently, MedTech Facility has started to develop with the laboratory with an aim to cater the needs of developing medical devices and products. This includes the whole arc of the product development, from an idea to converting into a commercializable product. The laboratory is truly the right place in the country to conduct the course on Medical Devices Prototyping.

In the medical implements and devices, there is a requirement for optimum utilization of scarce resources and to bring product to the market in short time. Medical device prototyping is fundamental to the medical product design and development process. It is utmost important for students, researchers and manufacturers working in the areas of health technology equipment, products and systems. Creating early samples of the health technology products gives an opportunity to test and evaluate the concept and work on further improvement. The trainees will study the basics of Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing. They will be conversant with the methods to analyse and implement the results of testing to ensure that the prototype is best developed. The kind of training is imperative to be organized for the prospective practitioners in medical devices.

Day 1: Introduction to Design thinking
Time Topic Name Trainer
09:00 – 10:30 Introduction to innovation Dr. J Ramkumar, IIT Kanpur
10:45 – 12:15 Creativity vs innovation Dr. Shashank Shekhar, IIT Kanpur
13:30 – 15:00 Innovations in medical devices; examples Dr. Amandeep Singh, IIT Kanpur
15:10 – 16:45 Practice session: task to develop ideas for a device development Mr. Abhishek Verma, IIT Kanpur
Day 2: Computer Aided Design (CAD)
Time Topic Name Trainer
09:00 – 10:30 Basics of CAD Dr. J Ramkumar, IIT Kanpur
10:45 – 12:15 CAD for Additive Manufacturing Dr. Amandeep Singh, IIT Kanpur
13:30 – 15:00 Practice session: CAD for simple medical tools Dr. Chandra Prakash, IIT Kanpur
15:10 – 16:45 Practice session: CAD for simple medical tools Mr. Abhishek Verma, IIT Kanpur
Day 3: Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM)
Time Topic Name Trainer
09:00 – 10:30 CNC tools and their applications Dr. Amandeep Singh, IIT Kanpur
10:45 – 12:15 CAM programming – 1 Dr. J Ramkumar, IIT Kanpur
13:30 – 15:00 CAM programming – 2 Mr. Abhishek Verma, IIT Kanpur
15:10 – 16:45 Laboratory Demonstartion: CNC programming Dr. Chandra Prakash, IIT Kanpur
Day 4: Rapid Prototyping
Time Topic Name Trainer
09:00 – 10:30 Fundamentals of Rapid Manufacturing Dr. J Ramkumar, IIT Kanpur
10:45 – 12:15 3D printing for simple products Dr. Krishna Kant Dakonia, Medical Expert
13:30 – 15:00 3D printing for complex products Dr. Rishi Sethi, King George's Medical University Lucknow
15:10 – 16:45 Laboratory Demonstration: Fused Deposition Modeling for medical devices Dr. Amandeep Singh, IIT Kanpur
Day 5: Prototype testing and validation
Time Topic Name Trainer
09:00 – 10:30 Simulation for testing Dr. J Ramkumar, IIT Kanpur
10:45 – 12:15 Physical testing techniques Dr. Deepak Kumar, IIT Delhi
13:30 – 15:00 Practice session: Testing and evaluation Mr. Ravi Pandey, IIT Kanpur
15:10 – 16:45 Practice session: Testing and evaluation Dr. Amandeep Singh, IIT Kanpur

During this workshop, participants shall learn about:

  1. Manufacturing Engineering
  2. Medical Devices Manufacturing
  3. Rapid Manufacturing

After this workshop, participants shall be able to:

  1. Realize innovation processes and the role of creativity within them.
  2. Understand different levels in prototype development
  3. Identify a suitable prototyping technique for their need
  4. Learn methods of user testing and evaluation
  5. Evaluate and offer effective solution

  • Minimum academic qualification is B.Tech/Masters in area of science and technology for applying for the programme.
  • Innovators, entrepreneurs, researchers, and students who may have an innovative idea or working on product development in the area of medical devices.
  • Applications from candidates with the age of more than 45 years shall not be accepted for this programme.

In order to apply for the programme, please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button. Application form comprises of questions related to participant profile, academic qualifications, work experience, achievements, etc. As part of the application, following is required to be submitted along with the application –

  1. Date of birth proof ID (Driver’s License, Aadhar, PAN Card, Passport)
  2. Endorsement Letter from head of department/organization (For working professionals)
  3. Certificate of highest academic qualification
  4. Screenshot of online payment

In case of inability to upload document along with the application form, please check the size of the document. The permissible limit of each document is 1 MB.

A nominal amount of refundable commitment fee of Rs. 1,500/- shall be charged from applicants to ensure only serious candidates applies for this programme. The amount shall be refund to the non-selected applicants and selected applicants after the training programme. In case of no-show by the selected confirmed participant, deposit shall not be refunded to the applicant since he/she did not attend the programme. The fees need to be paid as part of the application form using a safe and secure integrated payment gateway. Please mention your bank account details in the application form in order to refund the fees. Processing fees of about 2.6% shall be deducted while refunding the commitment fees to the applicants.

Suitable candidates shall be selected based on eligibility criteria and merit of their application. Applications found to be incomplete and ineligible shall not be shortlisted for training. Candidates shall be informed of their selection or non-selection by email. Selected participants shall confirm their participant to BCIL. In case the selected participant shall be unavailable to attend the programme after confirmation, he/she shall inform BCIL. Selected participant cannot nominate another colleague/friend from his/her organization.

For the out-station participants, accommodation and hospitality arrangements shall be available for the duration of the programme. Conveyance shall be provided from the accommodation facility to the programme venue. Please note that the participant shall make his/her own travel arrangements to reach the venue of the workshop/accommodation. No travel allowance shall be given to the participant.

Participant shall have to attend the full 5 - day programme. Certificate of participation shall be awarded to the participant on successful completing the entire duration of the training programme.

You may kindly contact [email protected] or 011-23219064-67 for any further queries regarding the programme.