Jayant Sitaram Karve

Jayant is working on affordable medical device innovations for the developing markets. He worked as program manager for a collaborative project funded by Wellcome Trust (UK) and is a joint collaboration between All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi and Biotech Consortium India Ltd. This project is a part of initiative “Affordable Healthcare for India”.

Jayant has successfully completed the Stanford India Biodesign Fellowship – a joint program between Stanford University (CA), All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi and Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. Along with his colleagues, he innovated and developed an intraosseous access device for difficult intravenous access. Presently, the device is under preclinical studies and is funded by COSAT Johnson & Johnson (USA). The team won the first prize for their business plan at India Innovation Pioneers Challenge 2009-a competition jointly organised by Intel, Indo-US Science and Technology Forum and Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

Education:

  • Stanford India Biodesign Fellowship (Stanford University CA)
  • Executive General Management Program (IIM Bangalore)
  • Master of Design (IISc Bangalore)
  • B.E. (Mechanical) (COEP, Pune)

Awards/Achievements:

  • Won the first prize for Ozyn-D an intraosseous access device at BMJ India awards
  • Won the first prize for business plan competition at India Innovation Pioneers Challenge 2009-a competition jointly organised by Intel, Indo-US Science and Technology Forum and Department of Science and Technology, Government of
  • Won the Award for the Excellence at Global Technology Organization (GTO) India, GE Healthcare Technology Banquet 2005.

Jayant has more than eight years of industry experience in the domain of medical devices and automotive components. At GE Healthcare, he was a design lead for a project- “A Mobile Rad system for the Indian market”. As a member of global design team for Infinia-a nuclear imaging device, Jayant provided conceptual design, prototyping, analysis and validation, and ensured smooth integration of Hawkeye X-ray generator. Jayant received an award of excellence for his work on this product. Prior to GE he supported the automotive sector where he designed and developed an instrument panel for a rural utility vehicle and redesigned a brake system which allowed easier assembly and reduced the cost of manufacture.