AHMEDABAD, GUJARAT, INDIA – The Indian Medical Device & Plastics Disposable Industry Conference 2013 was held this past January 9-10 in Ahmedabad India. Â The conference, in its tenth year, brings together suppliers from India and abroad that service the emerging medical device industry in India. The conference serves as a vibrant meeting place for medical device companies, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and engineers throughout india that are looking to learn about new technologies available.
In a well attended meeting regarding the Technical Challenges in India vs the Global Scenario,Â Chris Sullivan of Xponent GlobalÂ and a well respected panel of CEOs and Industry Leaders shared their thoughts on the state of technology in India. Â The consensus among the experts was that India has a wealth is talent to draw from and many bright minds, but there is a need to grow the infrastructure and ecosystem around the medical device industry. Â Dr. Alok Ray talked about his partnership with Stanford and their efforts to encourage critical thinking and solve problems that are unique to India with creative solutions. Mr. Sullivan spoke of the strong educational foundation being built in plastics as many of his classmates at University of Lowell in Plastics Engineering were from India. Â Mr. Manoj Bhardwaj spoke regarding the importance of building quality into their products and how good housekeeping and process controls are an important element of his factory. Â It was clear that India has done well to build a nascent industry, but more work needs to be done. Â Mr Sullivan expressing his entrepreneurial spirit encouraged many of the young engineers in the audience to be action oriented as there is a lot of work to be done to catch up with the medical industry in China and other parts of Asia.