Department of Medical Devices Engineering

  • Dr. Roy Joseph, Scientist G
    Head of the Department
  • Mr. Vinodkumar V., Scientist F
    Department Coordinator

    • > Division of Artificial Internal Organs
    • This division has the core competence in development of systems and methodologies directly related to evaluation of medical devices. Read More...

    • > Division of Extracorporeal Devices
    • The Division of Extracorporeal Devices holds the core strength in modeling, prototyping and process development activities related to medical device development. Read More...

    • > Division of In Vivo Models and Testing
    • Activities of Division of In Vivo Models and Testing range from simple collection of animal blood for the evaluation of blood- material interaction to major surgical procedures such as the replacement of mitral valve in sheep under cardiopulmonary bypass. Vivarium looks after the activities like procurement, quarantine, conditioning and maintaining of large animals as per the Guidelines and Codes of Practice of Animal Care and Management. A well maintained animal operation theatre provide facility for in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo evaluation of medical devices. Read More...

    • > Division of Medical Instrumentation
    • This division is equipped with basic facilities required for research and development in medical instrumentation and its activities include technology development for medical transducers and bio-electrodes, development of bio-electrical impedance measurement techniques and novel diagnostic tools such as those required for artifact free monitoring of breathing and early detection of cancer. The laboratory, in collaboration with Power Electronics Group of CDAC, Trivandrum, is also involved in technology development activities for safety testing and calibration equipment used by Clinical Engineers for testing of medical equipment in hospitals. Read More...

    • > Division of Polymeric Medical Devices
    • This division is engaged in the development of polymer compounds for variety of biomedical applications. The division has facilities for formulation, development, processing and testing of polymer materials. The processing capability includes extrusion of sheet, tube and rods. The current activities include development of polymer-ceramic composites for bone substitute applications, lubricious coating for urinary latex catheters, development of non-toxic formulations for various biomedical products. Read More...

    • > Division of Precision Fabrication
    • Precision Fabrication division has the capability of design, development and inspection of mechanical systems, prototype development and pilot production. In addition to conventional machines, CNC Lathe, milling, Spark Erosion and Wire EDM machines are also available. Read More...