Medical Device Innovation: Translating Ideas into Reality
Clinical Immersion Suture Anchor XrayTo3D wins awards
Engineers visit hospitals (with prior consent) to observe the clinicians treating patients, and identify areas of potential improvements

1. Meet clinicians to understand the background and nature of medical problem.

2. Study relevant anatomy, medical terms and current solutions.

3. Collect information about equivalent solutions, devices and patents.

4. Record diagnosis and treatment protocols, observe surgeries.

5. Capture the 'voice of customer' - patient, surgeons and other caretakers.

Suture Anchors are required for arthroscopic rotator cuff repair in cancellous / osteoporotic bone found in Indian patients. The metal prototypes are being produced at CMTI Bangalore.
Patent filed: V. Krishnaswamy, R. Ghyar, D. Bhatia, B. Ravi, "Suture Anchor for Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair".
XrayTo3D technology developed by Vikas Karade, which reconstructs 3D models of bone from their 2D X-ray images, was recognized by 'Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Award' in 2014, and is among the top 10 innovations in India for President's Scholar In-Residence Program 2015.
This innovation has been in the media.
Time of India
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