Medical Device Innovation: Translating Ideas into Reality
LEARNING SESSION PROJECT STORY EVENT SPOTLIGHT
Pilot Production Class I Bio-medical Device ICAM-3D, Chennai
Manufacture and test one sample of the device in lab. Then go for pilot production, preferably with industry partner, to establish GMP.

1. Create production drawings with material specs, tolerances and finish.

2. Select appropriate manufacturing processes and equipment.

3. Manufacture and assemble the device; fine-tune the process.

4. Document Good Manufacturing Practice, including quality control.

5. Partner with industry to produce a batch for bio-mechanical testing.

The degenerative disease glaucoma is the world?s leading cause of preventable blindness. This ocular disease is characterized by progressive loss of the visual field and stems from optic nerve damage due to a build-up of intraocular pressure (IOP) in the eye. We are aiming to develop a device to detect early stage of Glaucoma.
Ideal requirements planned are :
1. Person should be able to use the device by himself without the assistance of another person.
2. Device should be user-friendly and not require complex instructions & additional training.
3. Device should be accurate and operate within the range of 0-100 mm Hg.
4. Device should not require aesthetics drops.
International Conference on Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing (ICAM-3D), was organized by ESCI-Institution of Engineers (India), DST and Veltech, in Chennai on 5-7 Feb 2015, and inaugurated by Dr. R. Chidambaram. Prof. B. Ravi gave an invited talk on "Rapid Design, Prototyping and Manufacture of Medical Devices" and also chaired a session on Medical Applications
A key conclusion was that low-cost 3D-printed medical models reconstructed from CT scans can now be widely used for surgery planning, as well as patient education and medical training.