🎉 Welcome to Elemed Inspired part 3 – where we share inspirational stories from MedTech professionals like yourself! 🎉
Instalment #3 features Karandeep Singh Badwal – Quality & Regulatory Consultant.
Karandeep is a Quality & Regulatory consultant specialising within SaMD and AI who shares his passion for MedTech via bite-sized content on Linkedin, a Podcast (The MedTech Podcast) and his YouTube Channel (QRA Medical).
What attracted you to a career in the healthcare industry? 🤔
Having a role in healthcare is a satisfying role in that you are involved in products that help either improve or save peoples’ lives.
What do you love most about your job? 😊
The diversity it offers on an almost daily basis. I am working on several different products and get to meet many different people from around the world and learn from their experiences.
What challenges do you face? 🧐
At this moment in time, it is the backlog of the availability of notified bodies, I have clients who are ready to submit but are having to wait many months before their approval process can even begin due to the notified bodies not having the capacity.
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned from working during the pandemic? 👉
That nothing is preventing you from travelling around the world and continuing your work. Since the pandemic, remote working has become more acceptable and I have found that my clients simply do not care which part of the world I am in as long as the work gets done.
Do you have any advice for young people interested in working in your specialism? 👍
Start learning now – there are tons of free guidance docs online and the regulations are freely available online in many different languages. The earlier in your career you become familiar with the regulatory frameworks, the easier it will be for you to grow.
How did you bounce back from a low point in your career? 😎
Staying consistent is key, just because I was not receiving immediate results I stayed consistent and eventually it paid off.
What excites you about the future of MedTech industry? 💫
The emergence of AI and Surgical Robotics. These are hot topics at the moment and I am excited to see how they will evolve over the next few years.
What has been the most important moment in your career to date? 📢
The day I decided to become a full-time independent consultant. It was a calculated risk on my part but has allowed me to grow without a glass ceiling and also pick and choose the types of products and clients I work with.
Who do you admire in the MedTech industry and why? 👀
Monir El Azzouzi as he was one of the first people to begin explaining medical device regulations in layman’s terms, allowing for more young people to learn and go on to join the industry helping to accelerate its growth. I also learnt a lot from him and still do to this day.
If you were reincarnated as an animal, which animal would you be and why? 🐐
Probably a dog, as they are intelligent creatures, very outgoing, and one of the most curious animals I come across.
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