West partners with IIT Palakkad for medtech research

09 February 2022 | News

The partnership will combine West’s medical expertise with IIT’s unique incubation model to advance research in medical technology

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West Pharmaceutical Services, a global leader in innovative solutions for injectable drug and healthcare products, has announced its partnership with TECHIN – a Technology Innovation Foundation of IIT Palakkad which focuses on assisting innovation and incubation for budding entrepreneurs, to build a Medtech Research Center of Excellence. 


The aim of building a distinctive Medtech Research Center of Excellence is to enable access to healthcare and medical technology by developing an ecosystem of academia, hospitals and the industry to promote local entrepreneurship. West’s medical expertise with IIT’s unique incubation model will be combined to advance research and development in medical technology.


West will work with IIT Palakkad’s TECHIN in the area of medical technology. The engagement will be carried out by West’s Digital Technology Center (DTC) in Bengaluru which will be directly working with TECHIN’s team throughout this partnership. West will be providing a noncommercial version of its ‘medical device connectivity platform’ to support the development of connected med-tech equipment. Additionally, West will mentor and may fund startups through the MedTech Research Center of Excellence.




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