King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC), represented by the Office of Innovation Management and Technology Transfer, has 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 around the world. The first patch of patents ready for prototyping was lunched last week in collaboration with Department of Biomedical Technology, College of Applied Medical Sciences at King Saud University.
The program aims to involve the last 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 positively affect patient’s health.
The program manager, Engineer Anas Al-Hunaihin, expressed his thanks to those who contributed in supporting and directing the program until it came to light. Special thanks to the Executive Director of the Center, Dr. Ahmed Al-Askar and also to the chairman of the Department of Biomedical Technology at King Saud University Dr. Omar Al Tuwaijri for their unlimited support to the program.
It is worth mentioning that a competition will be held to assess the participating projects through a joint judging panel from the Center and the University to determine and award the winning projects.
* Pictures of the induction meeting for students participating in the program: