18 June 2018 | News
KIHT would focus on medical devices and diagnostic and associate with other JBI centres in this domain of research.
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The Kalam Institute of Health Technology (KIHT), a Department of Biotechnology funded institute in the domain of medical technology policy, has recently signed an agreement with Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI), University of Adelaide, Australia.
KIHT would focus on medical devices and diagnostic and associate with other JBI centres in this domain of research. All the studies done in this space would be submitted to JBI and KIHT would like to involve in supporting and leading JBI in medical devices and diagnostic space globally.
AP MedTech Zone (AMTZ) will now host the JBI along with cluster of 250 manufacturing units for common facilities such as electro-magnetic interference testing, biomaterials testing, gamma irradiation, rapid prototyping centre, Indian Biomedical Skill Consortium, WHO pre-qualified cell, Directorate of Radiation and Medical Devices Promotion Council.
AMTZ, now under construction in an area of 270 acres at Nadupuru in Pedagantyada mandal, is expected to roll out the first device manufactured in the zone under ‘Make in India’ initiative sometime in October. Common scientific facilities, biomaterial testing lab, 3D design, prototyping, rapid tooling facility, gamma irradiation, X-ray/CT scan tube manufacturing and other facilities will come up at the zone.