5 Common Mistakes to Avoid In Your Statement of Purpose (SoP)

Mistakes in your Statement of Purpose (SoP) or Personal Statement for a postgraduate programme can mar your dreams. For the past 1 year, right after entering grad school, I have reviewed over 20 SoPs. Time and again, I come across silly mistakes that candidates make in their SoPs which may hurt their chances. This article […]

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Essential Skillsets Required for Your First Biotech Job

The biotech sector mainly includes MedTech and Biopharmaceutical companies. Biotech companies hire graduates in manufacturing, engineering (maintenance), quality, operations, Research & Development (R&D) and Supply Chain. Are you a recent graduate looking to get into a biopharmaceutical company or medical device development company? This article will not only give you an insight into the biotech […]

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Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP): User Requirement Specifications

FDA Design Control Guidance for Medical Device Manufacturers US FDA 21 CFR 820.30 Design Control Requirements. At the design stage, an outline of the design control process should be actualized. Here is a diagram describing the Design and Development Planning. Medical Device Design and Development Planning Design Input There are several parameters which contribute to […]

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Top 7 German Universities For MS in Biomedical Engineering

Germany is a world leader in medical device manufacturing and drug development. Be it the invention of the first X-ray tube by Wilhelm Roentgen or the discovery of the Tuberculosis (TB) vaccine by Robert Koch, Germany has made remarkable contributions to the field of medicine and biomedical engineering. The success of the German biotech sector […]

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QS Ranking 2020: Major Indian Universities Slip As Jindal University Controversially Breaks Into The Ranks

In the latest world ranking of universities published by  Quacquarelli Symonds Limited, several major Indian universities have slipped in ranks, except IIT Kharagpur, IIT Bombay and the University of Delhi. Once again the ranking parameters implemented by QS come into question as the OP Jindal Global University finds a place in the QS World Rank.  Performance […]

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MedTech Skill II: Classification of Medical Devices

Classification of medical devices based on the risk involved is an important step in medical device approval process. While the medical devices are classified into 3 categories in the US, they are classified into 4 categories in the European Union (EU). 1. FDA Medical Device Classification FDA 21 CFR Part 860 classifies devices based on […]

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Getting HiWi In Germany Without German Proficiency

What Is HiWi? HiWi stands for Hilfswissenschaftler which means ‘research assistant’. Students have the possibility to work at their university alongside their professors and Ph.D. students, in the field of their study. Master’s students can work for a maximum of 19 hours per week while Bachelor’s students can work up to 12 hours per week during […]

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Challenges As An International Student In Germany

A Schengen Visa entitles you to travel to 26 countries and 3 other European countries with an Indian passport. The prospects of visiting different countries and reliving the romantic scenes in Bollywood movies is the brighter side of the tale of being an international student in Europe. However, prospective students should be prepared for the […]

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Applications of Mechanical Engineering in Biomedical Engineering

Have you heard of complex brain surgeries performed by robots in 20 minutes which once demanded 2 hours of dedicated efforts by surgeons? Today mechanical engineering has made inroads to the surgical beds. Are you surprised when I say that mechanical engineers are fighting cancers? Biomedical Engineering is an interdisciplinary field of study. Mechanical Engineering […]

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MS in France For Indian Students Had Never Been Better

Studying abroad is a huge investment of time and money. Therefore, one must make informed decisions. With the H1B visa restrictions and a decreasing number of international students from India and other Asian countries in the US, France has emerged as one of the leading and affordable study abroad destinations for higher studies.   The […]

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CEMACUBE Master In Biomedical Engineering: Insider’s Perspective

Research in universities across the world is limited by funds and for an interdisciplinary area like Biomedical Engineering collaborations between universities is highly crucial to capitalize on the diverse set of expertise. CEMACUBE is the Common European Master’s in Biomedical Engineering that seeks to achieve this goal. CEMACUBE is a dual degree Master’s programme where […]

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Why Does India Fail To Produce Quality Scientific Research?

Story I: India Misses A Nobel PrizeHow many of you know Subhash Mukhopadhyay, the man who could have won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2010 if he had been alive?Dr. Mukhopadhyay committed suicide unable to face the social stigma associated with in-vitro fertilization (test-tube babies) and lack of government support. Story II: India’s Nobel LaureatesDr. Har […]

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Difference Between a Businessman and an Entrepreneur

When I was in high school and the early days of engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, I had very little insights about the distinction between the ‘Business’ and ‘Entrepreneurship’. I knew that Steve Jobs is a great entrepreneur but Mukesh Ambani is always hailed as a shrewd businessman. Many times I thought that […]

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How Much Does It Cost To Apply To Foreign Universities?

Pursuing post-graduation in a foreign university involves a significant investment of time and money. Since the application process requires Letters of Recommendations from professors and your employers, you have to pester those people time and again. Disclaimer: This post is relevant only to the postgraduate applicants and may not be a great resource for undergraduate […]

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