Medical Device Innovation: Translating Ideas into Reality
Technology Transfer Tissue Retractor APCMBE, Taiwan
The technology (design, GMP, test data, final patent) is made available to an industry partner for regular production and end use

1. Finalize the patent and any other IPR documentation.

2. Prepare a complete 'technology package' - know-how and know-why.

3. Depending the nature of device and team, decide how to translate:

4. Incubate a company / transfer technology / license core technology.

5. Provide the necessary technology support, and continuously improve the design.

Laparoscopic Retractor is meant for use in Cholecystectomy to retract organs hindering the surgery site. It reduces the need for an additional instrument & assistant.

Development team includes Lata Chawla, BETiC, IIT Bombay; and Dr. Rasik Shah, Hinduja Hospital. The rapid prototypes were fabricated at Imaginarium, Mumbai.It is undergoing function test and improvement.

Patent filed: L. Chawla, R. Ghyar, R. Shah, B. Ravi, "Device for retracting organ/tissue for laparoscopic surgery".
9th Asia Pacific Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering held at NCKU Tainan on 9-12 Oct 2014 brought together key researchers and medical device industry. Prof. B. Ravi was invited by Prof. R-F Kuo, Medical Device Innovation Center of NCKU to share the Indian experience.