India will become a leader in Medtech space: CAMTech director

Launched in 2013, CAMTech India’s (Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies) mission is to accelerate medical technology innovation and build entrepreneurial capacity to improve health outcomes in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs)

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Ms Elizabeth Bailey, Director, Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech)

Its program involves clinical summits, hackathons, innovation awards, entrepreneur bootcamps, accelerator programs, co-creation labs and an online platform to support global health innovators continuously and across geographic boundaries.

The director of CAMTech, Ms Elizabeth Bailey, spoke exclusively to BioSpectrum's Raj Gunashekar, voicing her thoughts on India's healthcare challenges, accelerating and commercializing innovations, CAMTech's India plans, collaborations, and addressing India's obstacles in the medtech space. Excerpts:

Q: What are the current pressing healthcare challenges that you see in India?

A: Through our work in India, and specifically since the launch of the CAMTech INDIA program, CAMTech has identified critical health challenges related to reproductive, maternal and child health (RMNCH) in India.

The program aims to accelerate the development and adoption of new technologies to address preventable causes of death among women and children in India.

 

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