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Thursday, June 17 • 9:00am - 11:00am
Medical Devices: Using Africa-Europe Research Cooperation to Optimise Medical Devices Production and Delivery in Africa, including regulatory compliance with the Medical Devices Regulation

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The UBORA e-platform: collaborative design of safe, certifiable medical devices for health equity
Arti Ahluwalia, Carmelo De Maria,  Andres Diaz Lantada, Philippa Makabore, June Madete, Mannan Mridha, Janno Torop, Licia Di Pietro.
 
UBORA is an e-platform for the co-design of open source medical devices, which promotes compliance with internationally recognized quality standards and regulations for safety and efficacy. The platform guides users through a systematic design process, from the identification of clinical needs, of risks class and relevant standards for the device, and provides project management tools, including a repository, finalized to the preparation of the pre-production device dossier. The process is supervised by expert mentors, who ensure that safety and efficacy criteria are fulfilled. UBORA’s mission is in line with the 2030 Agenda for the Sustainable Development Goals, promoting and strengthening the initiatives of an international community of designers, healthcare providers and policy-makers, towards the reduction of inequalities in the access to quality medical devices and healthcare. We will describe the platform, its tools and structure and discuss examples of successful and ongoing projects.


Speakers
avatar for Takalani Nemaungani

Takalani Nemaungani

Acting Chief Director, Department of Science and Innovation
Takalani Nemaungani:Takalani Nemaungani is currently the Acting Chief Director for the Astronomy portfolio at the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) in South Africa – Astronomy is a flagship project receiving the single largest investment in the budget within the DSI. Trained... Read More →
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Abhay Pandit

NUI Galway
Prof Abhay Pandit is the Director of the Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM) at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He develops functional, biocompatible building blocks encompassing synthetic and natural polymers, tailored glycomolecules, small molecules nucleic... Read More →
avatar for Arti Ahluwalia

Arti Ahluwalia

Director, Open biomedical engineering e-platform for innovation through education (UBORA)
Arti Ahluwalia was born in Kenya and educated in the UK. She has a B.Sc. Physics from Univerisity of Bath,  M.Sc. in Instrumentation and Analytical Science from the University of Manchester (formerly UMIST), UK and a Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the Polytechnic of Milan, Italy. Her... Read More →


Thursday June 17, 2021 9:00am - 11:00am CEST
Virtual Room: Bostwana