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15 teams at BETiC IIT Bombay take up med-tech innovation challenge

Medical Device Innovation Camp (MEDIC 2019) is currently being held in IIT Bombay. The camp is organised by the Biomedical Engineering and Technology (incubation) Center (BETiC) of IIT Bombay. Around 15 innovations will be the focus of MEDIC 2019 currently underway at IIT Bombay. The real challenge is for 15 teams to come up with solutions within the 100 hour period from September 28 to October 1, 2019.

In addition to Mumbai, participants from Kolkata, Pune, Bhopal, Nashik, Jodhpur, Wardha, Kurnool, Punjab, Bhimavaram, Cochin, Hyderabad, Kanpur, Trivandrum, Chennai, Bangalore, Nagpur, Chandigarh, Guwahati, Patiala, Chandrapur, Goa and Karnataka took part in the camp.

The participants will present their proof-of-concepts to an eminent jury of doctors, professors, industry professionals and investors on the finale of October 2, 2019. A concurrent exhibition will showcase medical devices developed and commercialised by participants of previous camps.

Prof B Ravi, Founder, BETiC said, “60 participants have formed 15 teams, each comprising a doctor, product designer, electronics engineer and mechanical engineer. They will work through four days and nights to evolve novel concepts to solve the selected problems, then fabricate and test the proof-of-concepts, mentored by BETiC team.”

Prof Milind Atrey, Dean of Research and Development, IIT Bombay inaugurated the Camp along with Dr Vijay Shetty, Orthopaedic Surgeon at Hiranandani Hospital and Vice President of Indian Association of Sports Medicine.

“We will also have two special events — a new product launch and investor pitches,” said Dr Rupesh Ghyar, SEO, BETiC.

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