ASET Colloquium

Translatory Research: Bench to Bedside

by Dr. Punit Fulzele (Deputy Director, Directorate of Research, Datta Meghe Institute of Higher Education and Research, Wardha), Dr. Ashutosh Bagde (Research Scientist, Datta Meghe Institute of Higher Education and Research, Wardha)

Friday, March 10, 2023 from to (Asia/Kolkata)
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"Necessity is the mother of the invention", holds true as need is the real creator which leads to technological advancement in today's era. However, identifying the appropriate needs and inventing accordingly to address these needs has been a great barrier always. We, at DMIHER, strive to provide a solution for the same by amalgamating medical science with the technocrat from the inception of the project and orchestrating its translation to end users. The vision of our Bio-Innovation center is to facilitate the innovators, researchers, and students to translate their ideas into innovation and help them to transfer their innovation from bench to bedside in accordance with all the regulatory procedures. This ecosystem at our facility has been instrumental in establishing strong collaboration with eminent institutes like IIT Bombay, IIT Kharagpur, IISc Bengaluru, VNIT Nagpur, IIT Kanpur, IIPH Gandhinagar, AIIMS Jodhpur, Texas A&M, USA and so on. We understand the importance of an interdisciplinary team and represent a heterogeneous group of innovators from diverse arenas who brings unique lens and specialization.  

The multidisciplinary nature of the team and awareness of the product innovation cycle is helping us in generating funds for executing innovative projects from renounced funding organizations such as lNewGen IEDC from DST, IMPRINT 2.0 from SERB, ICMR, DRDO, Core research Grand from SERB, DDP from DST, and so on. The complete financial overlay of these funded projects is about Rs. 90 million which was received over the last 5 years. During this journey of great learning, inventing, experiencing new challenges, and impacting lives, we have successfully demonstrated the transformation of treatment deliverance to patients and society as a whole through technological interventions, established true collaborations for future endeavors, and also successfully impacted the life of 40+ patients to improvise their living through various technological interventions.  

This talk will give more insights into the innovation in the field of bone tissue engineering, osteochondral scaffold development,  prosthesis design by using 3D scanning and 3D printing, indigenous cranial flap fabrication, smart neonatal incubator, porous metallic implant and its application, ET tube blockage identification, and many other products.  The presentation will also give an insight into the facility, industrial collaboration, and capacity-building workshop organized through India's first Center of Excellence for Indian Biomedical Skill Council, and regulatory assistance provided by our center during the journey of product innovation.

About the Speakers:

Dr. Punit Fulzele is the Vice Dean of IPR, Deputy Director of Research & Development, and Professor, at the Dept. of Pedodontics, SPDC. Convener, BETiC Innovation Cell, DMIHER Innovation Council, IPR cell, Vice President, Institute Innovation council at the Datta Meghe Institute of Higher Education & Research (Deemed to be University). He is also one of the founder-Directors of ITE RESEARCH FOUNDATION, a section 8 Company. Dr. Fulzele completed his BDS in 2007 from Sharad Pawar Dental College in India, and his specialization/master's in “Pediatric & Preventive Dentistry” in 2012. He was awarded the M.Phil in “Health Professionals Education” in 2017 and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. He has completed the Basic & Advanced Teacher Training program at the School of Health Profession Education and Research.  He has also completed General Course on Intellectual Property, PCT Distance Learning Course & WIPO summer school from WIPO ACADEMY, Geneva, Switzerland. Dr.Fulzele is an expert in the field of “MedTech innovations” and Public Health Technology. An accomplished researcher, Dr. Fulzele has been actively involved and supporting research, innovation & IPR across all the affiliate institutions of Datta Meghe Institute. Dr. Fulzele has over 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals, two granted patents, ten published patents, and seven copyrights registered in his name. He has facilitated grants of more than 75 national & international patents and the registration of more than 900 copyrights as Convener, IPR Cell, DMIHER. He has been an integral part of multiple funded projects like NEWGEN IEDC. New Generation Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre Sponsored by NSTEDB, Department of Science &Technology, Government of India, SILICE - Social Innovation for Local Indian and Israeli Communities and Graduate Entrepreneurs project supported by Erasmus plus a program of European Commission. Project No. SILICE:73865-EPP-1-2016-1-IL-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP, IIGP 2.0 -INDIA INNOVATION GROWTH PROGRAMME (IIGP) 2.0 supported by DST, Lockheed Martin & Tata Trust. He has given Keynote addresses in multiple workshops & Seminars on Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Public Health Technology, Medical Device Innovation, Rapid Prototyping, and Intellectual Property Rights. Organized & Mentored in Medical device hackathons, Idea Competitions, and Boot Camps.

Dr. Ashutosh Bagde is a Med-tech formulator. He has proficient skills in the medical device innovation process, 3D printing, 3D bio-printing, and Material application, especially in a medical scenario, with hands-on experience in tissue regeneration. He has completed his Ph.D. dissertation on “3D printed scaffold for drug delivery and bone tissue regeneration.” from Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur. He has published 12 SCI index papers in various renowned journals, and two granted a patent. He had 13 years of experience in different domains comprising two years as a research scientist at DMIHER, Six years of research experience as a research associate, two years as a faculty member in academic institutes, and three years in his own startup as a business head for providing IT enable solutions. His area of interest is Tissue engineering, drug delivery, 3D printing, Bioprinting, Biomaterials, Medical Device Innovation, CAD, etc. Currently, he is working as an Asst. Prof and research scientist at Datta Meghe Institute of Higher Education and Research, Wardha, and co-founder of Atmen Technovention Pvt. Ltd.
Organised by Dr. Satyanarayana Bheesette