King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC), represented by Innovation and Technology Transfer Management Office, recently launched the Local Capacity Development Program to build Industrial Prototypes at Saudi Universities. These prototypes are the product of patents that were granted to the center by patent offices globally. The first batch of patents ready for prototyping was lunched last week in collaboration with the Department of Biomedical Technology, College of Applied Medical Sciences at King Saud University.
The program will involve the final year students in the implementation of medical prototyping projects. In addition, students will develop a sense of creativity in the field of medical engineering and develop solutions that will benefit patients’ health.
The program manager, Engineer Anas Al-Hunaihin, thanked everyone who supported and guided the program. Special thanks to the Executive Director of KAIMRC, Dr. Ahmed AlAskar and the chairman of the Department of Biomedical Technology at King Saud University, Dr. Omar Al Tuwaijri for their unlimited support to the program. A competition will be held with a joint judging panel from KAIMRC and the university to evaluate the competing projects.