February 13, 2015 | New Delhi, India

Feb. 13, 2015, New Delhi, India

While India ranks among the world’s top 20 medical device-producing countries, the use of standards and safety practices has yet to reach the cultural norm experiences in regions of comparable status. In many instances, even rudimentary safety standards and practices are not met. The medical device market in India is growing at an annual rate of 15%, which is faster than the 10-12% growth seen in the entire Healthcare sector. This indicates an urgent need to introduce more robust standards in the medical device sector.

UL in association with National Health Systems Resource Center (NHSRC) is organizing the National Symposium on medical devices safety in India at The Oberoi, New Delhi.

As an extension to UL’s mission of Working for a safer world; the symposium aims to strengthen NHSRC and UL’s commitment to bring in affordable and quality healthcare systems in India. The objective of the symposium is to facilitate discussions and present arguments to promote and increase awareness on safety in the healthcare sector. The program intends to bring together the stakeholders, decision makers and policy makers in the medical devices industry and help them to understand the gaps and weaknesses that currently exist in implementing safety standards. The discussions on product safety standards will enable competent authorities to review the current system, carry out suitable checks and install new safety practices.

Keeping in mind the need for proactive measures to be considered in the avenue of medical devices safety, the event would witness the release of a comprehensive report on Medical Devices Testing Laboratories developed by NHSRC.

About UL:
UL in India helps customers prevent and resolve complicated quality issues with medical devices that could lead to recalls, embargoes, bans, and liability. Services offered include, nonclinical testing, usability, EMC and performance testing, safety certification, and compliance training to help speed unrestricted access to the global market.

To register for the event visit – http://ulindiaevents.com/NHSRC/