The Indian Spinal Injuries Centre (ISIC) will set up a laboratory to test the quality of implants to ensure that indigenous products meet global standards. ISIC will collaborate with premier institutions such as IIT to develop the laboratory, its medical director H S Chhabra said.
Implants developed in India often do not match up to the international standards. There is no comprehensive implant testing laboratory in India now, he said at the inauguration of the 3rd International Conference on Clinical Orthopaedics and Spine Biomechanics.
“The implants developed in India do not go through the rigorous quality checks and we are largely dependent on imports for quality implants most of which are designed for Caucasian population and may not suit the Indian body types.