Medical Technology Association of India (MTaI), an association of research-based medical technology companies who have made significant investments in India in terms both of R&D and manufacturing, is organizing a seminar to educate medical device professionals in the country on new Medical Device Rules introduced in Europe, which could impact exports to that continent. Chairman and Director General of MTaI, Pavan Choudary said, “MTaI is committed to contributing toward skill-building of healthcare professionals in the country by providing training on various aspects of medical devices by bringing in subject matter experts. To drive the mission, MTaI has set-up a Skill Building Committee, run by experts from its member companies. By doing so we align ourselves with the overall vision of the Prime Minister, Ayushman Bharat, NITI Aayog, and the agenda of DoP, MoHFW, CDSCO and DIPP.”
The seminar entitled MTaI Medical Packaging Seminar, being organized on July 16, 2018, in New Delhi, is the first such event on medical packaging in India. MTaI is conducting the event in association with its member company DuPont. This is the first of several programs that MTaI has planned under the aegis of Skill Building Committee. Healthcare packaging is a highly technical and scientific field, which demands professionals to stay educated and well informed. Preserving the integrity of state of the art medical devices requires packaging professionals to keep abreast of ever-changing regulations, innovations in materials, testing requirements etc. The seminar will be focused on Sterile Medical Packaging Regulatory and Standards Review requirements after the new EU MDR, as well as Packaging Engineering and Design, Peel Strength and Microbial Barrier, etc. The seminar will be conducted by two global subject matter experts i.e. Thierry Wagner, Director-Regulatory Affairs, E. I. DuPont de Nemours (Luxembourg) SARL and Kevin J Grum, Global Technical Service Leader, E. I. DuPont de Nemours and Company, USA.
More than 50 representatives from manufacturing, packaging, R&D, supply chain management, quality control and regulatory affairs have confirmed attendance already. The seminar will be beneficial to those MedTech company associates who are involved in R&D and Manufacturing Operations, Packaging and Process Engineering, Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Quality Control and Regulatory Affairs, Marketing and Product Management as well as Sterilization Professionals and Lead Auditor. Medical Technology Association of India (MTaI – pronounced as Em-tai) is a not-for-profit organization duly registered under sub-section (2) of section 7 of the Companies Act, 2013 and Rule 8 of the Companies (Incorporation) Rules, 2014. MTaI is an association of research-based medical technology companies who have made remarkable investments by setting up a large number of R&D centers and manufacturing plants in India. MTaI represents a wide spectrum of the medical device and equipment industry with global experience in innovation and manufacturing.
All the time stressing on the three hallmarks of healthcare – Quality, Consistency and Patient Safety, MTaI wants to be a responsible voice of the industry. The association is committed to improving access to affordable and quality healthcare for patients. MTaI looks to partner with the Government of India in setting a roadmap for the growth of medical devices sector by bringing in even bigger investments in this sector, through Make in India and through technology up gradation and dissemination in the provider space. – Business Standard