BIRAC’s Programme On ‘Operation And Testing Of Medical Devices’

The topic for the day two is electrical safety, principle operation testing of ECG machine and defibrillator.

Bp Apparatus, Medical Devices
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Mumbai: The Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), under its National Biopharma Mission (NBM), will organise a training programme on “Operation and testing of medical devices‘ from February 24-28, 2020 at Central Scientific Instruments Organization (CSIR), New Delhi.

Last date of receipt for the training programme application is January 31, 2020.

The discussion will focus on day one is introduction to medical devices, testing and measuring instruments, and safety aspects in biomedical instruments as per IEC60601 guidelines.

The topic for the day two is electrical safety, principle operation testing of ECG machine and defibrillator.

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The topic for the day three is principle operation testing of BP machine, pulse oximeter, multipara monitor, electrosurgical unit and infusion device.

Another area of discussion will focus on day four is principle operation testing of infusion device, calibration & traceability, hands-on: testing & calibration of infusion device & electrosurgical unit and calibration of multipara monitor & defibrillator.

And for the day five is hands-on safety and project & hands-on.

The highlights of the training programme shall be a mix of practical training and lecture series covering instrumentation, operation and testing procedures conducted by CSIR-CSIO.

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Programme shall enable enhancement of skills in operation, testing & calibration and knowledge in Indian rules and regulations related to medical devices.

Personnel working in the area of industry, startups, research institutions, hospitals, academic institutions, test laboratories, Government bodies, etc. with minimum academic qualification of B.E./B.Tech in biomedical instrumentation/ biomedical engineering/ electronics/ electronics & communication/ instrumentation/ mechatronics/ instrumentation engineering or equivalent and at least 2 years of work experience are eligible to apply for the programme.

The global medical devices market size was valued at US$ 423.8 billion in 2018 is expected to reach US$ 612.7 billion by 2025.

Rising geriatric population, economic growth, growing prevalence of chronic conditions, increased access to healthcare facilities, rising healthcare expenditure, growth in surgical procedures, etc. are projected to boost the global medical devices market.