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Industry News

November 2016

  • Medical Devices Industry Wants Govt To Create Investor - Friendly Environment

  • Medical Device Industry Rues Recommendations Not Incorporated In The Draft For New Medical Device Rules

  • AIDCOC Urges Health Ministry To Empower State Licensing Authorities (SLAs) To Grant License To Critical Medical Devices

September 2016

  • NIPER Ahmedabad To Collaborate With 2 US-Based Cos Towards Development Of Medical Device Industry

  • Centre To Establish 3 Mega Industrial Parks In Gujarat For Medical Devices, Bulk Drugs

  • Sahajanand Medical Technologies Opens New R&D Facility In Ireland

July 2016

  • HMD Becomes First ICMED Certified Medical Device Company In India

  • Boston Scientific Launches Integrated Facility In India To Develop Minimally Invasive Technologies

  • States And Central Health Agencies For Indian Products While Procuring Medical Devices

  • New Niper Campus In Gandhinager ( Gujarat ) To Emerge As A Vibrant R & D Centre Dedicated To Medical Device Industry

  • Gujarat FDCA To Tie-Up With NIPER Ahmedabad For Skilled Manpower For Medical Device Park

May 2016

  • Andhra Med Tech Zone Gets Formal Registration To Set Up Asia’s First Dedicated Medical Devices Park

  • Gujarat Govt Allocates Land For Setting Up Medical Device Park At Sanand

  • Industry Wants ICMED Certification Mandatory For All Medical Devices Marketed In India

  • India And Japan To Seek Regulatory Collaboration For Medical Products

  • Separate Rules To Spur Medical Devices Sector Soon

  • Centre To Notify Revised Schedule M III For Medical Devices By June End

March 2016

  • IMDI 2016 Welcomes Govt Industry Friendly Measures Towards Growth Of Medical Device Sector

  • CDSCO To Grant Online Registration Certificate, Renewal Of Licence For Import Of Medical Device Soon

  • Medical Plastics Market By Type, By Application And Region-Forecast 2020

January 2016

  • Import Duty On Medical Devices Raised

  • DBT Collaborates With AIIMS And IITs For Medical Device Technology

  • AP Showcases Exclusive Medical Device Park At Arab Health Expo

November 2015

  • Medical Device Sector Delinked From Pharma

  • AIMED Launches UdaiMed, India’s First Industry - Academia Collaboration For Medical Devices R&D

  • CM Promises Land For India’s First Medical Devices Park In Gujarat

  • Compliments To Gujarat FDCA

  • Arbitary MRP Printing On Imported Medical Devices Raising Healthcare Cost

September 2015

  • Promote Components And Ancillary Industry To Achieve ‘Make In India’ For Medical Equipment And Devices, Recommends CII

  • CII MTD Division Wants Separate Marketing Code For Medical Device Industry

July 2015

  • Provisions Of DPCO, 2013 Applicable To Notified Medical Devices: NPPA

  • Gujarat FDCA To Meet Commerce Ministry To Seek Release Of Funds For Biocompatibility & Medical Device Testing Lab

  • U.S.-India Business Council Concludes Successful Medical Device Trade Mission To India

May 2015

  • India Developing Federal Medical Device Surveillance System

  • Medical Devices Industry In India Underinvested: WHO

  • Imported Medical Devices Inflate Patient’s Bill

  • Gujarat Has Maximum Units Under Operation In Medical & Dental Instruments: Study

March 2015

  • Medical Device Industry Welcomes Task Force’s Recommendations

  • Health Ministry Okays Plan To Monitor Medical Devices; Vigilance Cells To Be Set Up Nationwide

January 2015

  • Industry Urges Govt. To Re-Draft D&C Act (Amendment) Bill To Meet Domestic Manufacturers’ Requirements

  • Medical Device Industry Wants Centre To Set Up Stand-In MTAB To Expedite Decision-Making Process For Sector

November 2014

  • 100% FDI for Medical Devices Under ‘Automatic Route’ Now

  • Indian GMP Requirements For Medical Devices Could Soon Resemble ISO 13485

  • NPPA Issues Notices To Medical Devices

September 2014

  • Impact Of Higher Duties On Local Mfg Of Medical Devices

  • Medical Devices Industry Demands De-Listing Of Schedule M-III From Schedule M

  • Health Ministry Amends D&C Rules To Make Labeling Mandatory For Medical Devices

  • Ethylene Oxide Sterilization Standard: Newly Released

July 2014

  • Medical devices industry to grow beyond $50 bn: CII-BCG Report

  • Commerce Ministry brings export of medical devices, pharma machinery under EEPC

May 2014

  • India To Create Board To Evaluate Medical Devices

  • Antimicrobial Plastics Market: Healthcare / Medical Sector Is By Far The Indisputable Winner

  • Experts Miffed Over Delay In NIPER Campus In Gandhinagar

  • How Technology Is Changing The Face Of Indian Healthcare

  • Biotech Strategy To Develop Simple, Rapid, Indigenous, Low Cost Medical Devices & Implants

  • Medtech Start-up Develops Germ-killing Catheter

March 2014

  • CII Concerned About Misleading Reports Portraying Indian Drugs And Devices Regulators In Poor Light

  • Guj. FDCA Proposes To Share Its XLN Software With CDSCO

  • Biomedical Waste Causes 10-15% Infections Among Public In AP

  • Indian Pharma Industry To Make 27% Growth By 2016: Deloitte Report

  • Interventional Cardiac Devices Market To Reach $6.93 Bn In 2020

  • MTAB To Be Set Up To Assess Medical Tech

  • Pharmexcil to establish warehousing facility in Nigeria

  • GE, IIT Madras Ink R&D Pact To Speed Up Innovation For Healthcare

January 2014

  • Invent Bio-Med’s Nova Vida Chrome Gets CE Certification

  • Arkray Group To Acquire IVD Business Of Span Diagnostics For Rs.100 Crore

  • New Silicone Film From Wacker For Wound Dressing

  • Evonik Launches Care Product Lines Designed Specifically For Medical Market

November 2013

  • Plastics Consumption To Increase In Healthcare & Pharma Sectors

  • D&C Rules On Labeling Norms, Shelf Life Of Medical Devices

  • New Torquers For Guide Wires

September 2013

  • Life Sciences and Medical Devices Sector in India

July 2013

  • About Medical Devices Bill In Parliament

  • Medical Devices Bill: Expert Opinions & Insight

  • Medical Device Industry Wants Govt. To Ensure Quality Of Components & Raw Materials

  • Medical Device Packaging

  • ASEAN Medical Device Harmonization Update

May 2013

  • New Material: Medical Polyurethanes Expand Role

  • Ferromatik Milacron India’s Notable Achievement: Dispatch of 7501st Injection Moulding Machine

  • Design Clinic Scheme For Medical Devices Industry by NID

  • IV Flow Regulator

March 2013

  • Lubrizol Introduces Aromatic Carbothane TPUs

  • Makers Unite To Defend Medical Use of PVC

  • National Award - Quality Products In Micro & Small Enterprises

January 2013

  • Ferromatik Milacron India’s New Milestone - Dispatch of 7001st Injection Moulding Machine

  • Ami Polymer Pvt. Ltd has assigned DMF Certification from US FDA Department

  • Barriers To Commercialization of Novel Medical Technologies In India

  • Panel Recommends Bringing of CDSCO Under Dept Of Pharma

  • Government Boosting Innovation By Encouraging R&D Investment

November 2012

  • Planning Commission Calls For Amendment To D&C Act To Monitor Medical Devices Sector Setter

  • Plastindia To Strengthen Ties With Pharma Sector To Enhance Plastics’ Use

  • Pharmexcil To Represent India Pavilion At Arab Health 2013 In Dubai

  • Important Information: Present Status On Bar Coding - Pharmexcil

September 2012

  • Medical Devices Industry Makes Steady Progress In Gujarat

  • PERD Ties Up With DBT To Set Up Biotech Incubator Centre

  • Mr. Arvind Mehta Inducted In Council Of International Plastics Association Directors (CIPAD)

  • Ferromatik Milacron India’s Victorious Open House

July 2012

  • Vanta Bioscience’s Chennai Preclinical Research Facility Gets GLP Accreditation

  • Pharmexcil Asks Govt To Hike Reimbursement For Product Registration

  • CDSCO Sets Ambitious Expansion Plan In Capacity Building During 2013-20

  • Taking A PEEK At New Implants

May 2012

  • Health Ministry Revives Steps To Table Pending Bill On Medical Devices In Monsoon Session

  • India-Canada To Foster Joint R&D Projects In Biotech, Health Research, Medical Devices

  • DBT Invites Proposal To Develop Affordable Healthcare Technologies From R&D Cos

  • Report Surveys India’s Shifting Medtech Market Dynamics

March 2012

  • Lubrizol Introduces New TPU Grades

  • Global Medical Nonwoven Disposables Market to Reach US$20.9 Billion by 2017

  • India's Healthcare Industry is Touching New Dimensions

  • Plastics Used in Two Artificial Heart Valves

January 2012

  • Innovative Medical Devices With Less Cost, Less Energy

  • Health Ministry Seeks Increased Budget Allocation To Regularize Medical Devices Sector

  • Medical Plastics Market Offers Promise For Western Firms

  • Husky Opens Chennai, India, Operation

November 2011

  • Amcor Buried Nylon BNE Films Offer Exceptional Packaging Solutions For Medical Devices

  • HLL Lifecare Launches Courses In Clinical Engineering, Management Under HLL Academy

  • FMC Urges Small, Medium Sectors To Utilize Benefits Of Pharma And Medical Device Cluster

  • Despite Opposition, Health Ministry Plans To Go Ahead With Medical Devices Bill

  • PC Working Group Recommends Rs.6256 Cr To Strengthen Drug Regulatory System

September 2011

  • Medical Device Sector Pleads Govt To Implement MoH Certification For Its Products

  • Bayer Healthcare To Acquire Pathway Medical Technologies

  • HLL Lifecare Steps Into Retailing Of Medical Devices

  • PC Puts Pharma, Medical Devices As Priority Sectors For 12th Plan

  • Gujarat: Leading The Medical Device Sector In India

  • Medical Device Industry Needs More R&D Boost From Government

July 2011

  • Solvay Advanced Polymers and Secant Medical Announce marketing partnership in biomedical fabrics

  • New Grade of Polycarbonate from Bayer MaterialScience LLC

  • India, Canada To Launch R&D Projects In Biotech, Medical Devices

  • Association Of Indian Medical Devices Industry (AIMED) Announcement

  • Stanford Brings Affordable Medical Innovation To India

  • i2india views poor commercial seed-stage financing key hurdle to growth of medical devices

  • US FDA provides updated safety data on silicone gel-filled breast implants

  • Senator tells FDA to Seek Medical Device Industry's Expertise Before Changing 510(k) Process

  • Implant Mimics Cancellous and Cortical Bone

  • Microtest Labs announces new fast-track toxicity testing for medical devices using Zebrafish embryos

  • Madras High Court stays extension given to DCGI until further orders

  • Biomaterials Research Update: New Wound Healing Materials at Purdue

  • India-LAC Pharma Business Meet

May 2011

  • Plumat Acquires Colpitt BV

  • Foster Builds Medical Plastics Innovation Center

  • Planning Commission For Hiking Health Expenditure To 2.5% Of GDP By End Of Next Five Year Plan

  • Industry To Move Court Against Introduction Of Bar Coding For Exports

March 2011

  • Johnson & Johnson to buy synthes for $21.6 B

  • Association Of Indian Medical Device Industry (AIMED) : EU Plus Regulatory Report

  • Ferromatik Milacron India Promotes 2 Individual to Leadership Posts

  • Industry asks DCGI not to amend D&C Act to make 2D barcode mandatory

January 2011

  • Medical Devices To Come Under Price Control

  • Biomedical Research Bill May soon go to health ministry for final nod

  • Indian Medical Devices & Bio-Pharma players to Visit Tel-Aviv-Israel

November 2010

  • Association Of Indian Medical Device Industry (AIMED)

  • Small hospitals need cheaper devices

  • Aastrom forms strategic manufacturing & development partnership with ATEK Medical

September 2010

  • Reprocessing of Medical Devices In The European Union

  • Intas Pharma: Enters Medical Device Market

  • Cost Advantage of Imported Medical Devices Against Domestic Players Rose By 20% Last Year : AIMED

  • DSM, Dupont From JV In Surgical Biomedical Materials

July 2010

  • Requirements For The Regulatory Control Of Medical Devices

  • Requirements For Conducting Clinical Trial(s) of Medical Devices in India

  • Medical Devices Industry Welcomes DCGI’s Regulatory Guidance

  • Gujarat FDCA To Get Support From US FDA Office In Medical Devices Regulation

  • Union Govt. May Lay Down Standards For Medical Face Masks Soon

  • Amor Plast Mulls Capacity Expansion

  • Bilcare Completes Acquisition of Plastic Film Making Unit Of INEOS

May 2010

  • Association Of Indian Medical Device Industry (AIMED) : International Regulatory Update

  • J&J sees fast-growing device market : Plans 80 regulatory submissions for new devices

  • Planning Commission examining proposal for Rs 350 cr dedicated medical devices park in Gujarat

  • Gujarat FDCA to set up dedicated testing lab for medical devices in Baroda

  • Trivitron inks pack with IIT Madras to set up biomedical R&D centre in IIT campus

March 2010

  • BD looking for new growth avenues in emerging markets, and India

  • Researchers make artificial blood vessels from Jatropha, Bhavnagar’s CSMCRI Develops Biodegradable Polymer

  • Poly to explore global medical Devices market with Rs 100cr investment

  • TTK Healthcare to grow medical devices biz, enters orthopaedic implants market with US tie-up

January 2010

  • Regulatory Report

  • India's First Medical Technology Park Opens In Tamilnadu

  • Medical Device Makers Want Higher Import Duty

  • Medical Devices Cluster Coming Up In Hyderabad

September 2009

  • Association of Indian Medical Device Industry (AIMED) - Standards Up-Date
  • Market Snapshot: Injection Molded Plastics for Medical disposables

July 2009

  • Ahmedabad Likely To Get First National Medical Device Centre

  • Essel Propack Medical Biz Up For Sale

  • Ethicon introduces new packaging for Biopatch to improve ease of application for patients with catheters

  • Aptar Pharma gears up to increase presence in India with a range of nasal & pulmonary devices

  • Pharmexcil constitutes export awards for Indian pharma companies

May 2009

  • New Draft Schedule M-III For Indian Medical Device Industry

  • Guidelines For the Regulators For Assessment Of A Medical Device Manufacturing Organization

  • AIMED Response To Budget 2009

  • Former DCGI Dr Venkateswarlu Passed Away

March 2009

  • Australian Medical Devices Cos Keen To Enter Indian Market

  • Pharmexcil To Set Up Panels For Various Export Segments, Plans Outsourcing Expertise

  • Medical Technology Industry Should Unite To Leverage Growth Potential: Experts

  • New Study Reconfirms Long-Term Strength Of Biodesign Hernia Graft

January 2009

  • DCGI Discontinues WHO-GMP Certification

  • HCL Technologies To Offer Tech Services To Medical Devices Cos

  • Commerce Ministry Extends DEPB Scheme Withdraws Reduction In DEPB Rates

  • Nirmed Invests Rs 3 Cr For Greenfield Project To Manufacture Wound Care Products

  • DuPont Opens Integrated Knowledge Ccenter In India

  • Marck To Set Up Sterile Dosages Facility With Rs 800 Mn

  • GE Healthcare To Invest $50-60 Mn In India In 3 Years

September 2008

  • DCGI Warns Illegal Units Making Medical Devices, Directs To Obtain Licenses

  • BD India Keen To work with Union Govt To Train Inspectors On Medical Devices

  • India's First Online Training Classes In Plastics By Indian Plastics Institute (IPI)

July 2008

  • Gujarat To Bolster Healthcare Sector

  • CII To Organize Seminars On Regulation On Medical Devices

  • Conference Theme For Next Delhi IPC: “Regulation For Better Healthcare”

  • B Braun Launches Coroflex Please Drug Eluting Stent In India

  • Govt. To Finance Center Of Excellence For Medical Textiles

  • Kehlescope, A Tongue Depressor For Examining The Oral Cavity, Invented By Indian Doctors

May 2008

  • J & J expects growth in hip replacement products, medical devices through 2012

  • Trivitron JVs with intl cos. to set up India's first Medical Technology Park (MTP)

  • Biocon launches pre-filled safety syringe

  • Global medical nonwoven disposables market to reach $12 billion by 2010

  • Solvay Advanced Polymers Commissions New PEEK Plant in India

  • Italy-India forum focuses on technology co-operation

  • German firm invests Rs 110 cr in India

March 2008

  • J&J expands its presence in orthopaedics

  • Transasia Bio-Medicals Ltd. gets ISO 13485

  • Medical Equipment cos ask govt. to bring down import duty to 5% in Union Budget

  • Dow Reveals Health and Hygiene Product Applications for INFUSE™ Olefin Block Copolymers at INDEX 08

  • Govt to issue new guidelines for medical device industry

  • Fresenius net income surges by 24% in 2007 at Euro 11358 million

  • Marck to enter Malaysia, S’pore & Indonesia markets

January 2008

  • India To Emerge Leading Pharma Market Of The World

  • SMEs Applying For CE Tag On Products May Get Govt Aid

  • Asian Healthcare Sector To Beat US

  • IIM-A To Attract Healthcare Innovations

  • Johnson & Johnson Eyes Larger Pie of Orthopaedic Market

  • Pharma Industry Packaging Gets Innovative

November 2007

  • Fresenius Group Net Profit Up By 28%

  • Alcon India Launches Foldable Intraocular Lens (IOL)

  • New Pharma Min To Track Price Dodgers

  • Solvay Advanced Polymers Launches Biomaterials For Use In Implantable Medical Devices

  • GE Healthcare to augment Engg. Head count by 10%

  • Roche Diagnostics Ltd Launches Insulin Pump

September 2007

  • Expro 68 participants from Columbia, Egypt, Tunisia Pakistan, India, Jordan and South Africa Seminar alongwith CBI Officials Ljenka Cuypers, Wiebe Vos, Cynthia Schenk and Consultants Leendert Santema, Arjan Hock and Fred Jansen

  • Draft Medical Device Regulations Act for India

  • Polymed to buy US co for $20 million

  • Hindustan Syringes To Invest Rs 100 Cr

  • Fresenius Kabi India On Expansion Spree

  • Metha Short Stem For Young Arthritis Patients

  • Omnicell Inc Buoyant About Expansions In India, Assessing Healthcare Sector

May 2007

  • India-Stanford joint venture launched to create medical technology innovation

  • Govt. plans Bill on regulation of medical devices

  • Brand scheme scrapping irks medical devices industry

  • Syringes and needles industry: In the face of competition

  • Philips identifies India for medical equipment biz

  • BD Medical launches pro-safety IV catheter to help health workers

  • Time Technoplast to set up medical devices unit in Baddi

  • Marck Biosciences plans foray into 20 countries

March 2007

  • Kitten to market timestrip's smart label technology in India

  • Medical Devices being marketed without regulations, safeguards in India

  • Indian Healthcare Delivery Sector To Witness Major Transition: Study

January 2007

  • Centralized Licensing With Inadequate Staff May Lead To Delay In Granting Product Licenses

  • IPR Comes With New Hi-tech Medical Waste Disposable Plan for Hospitals

  • Fresenius to Expand Dialyzer Production Capacity at St Wandel

  • Healthcare Roadmap

  • Marck Biosciences in talks with US Cos for site transfer

November 2006

  • DBT Initiative To Assess Quality Of Medical Devices

  • Cinvention Sees Huge Potential For Drug Eluting Stents Market

  • Healthcare Firms To Lead Job Creation

  • Bilcare Receives US Patent For 3 Products

  • White Paper On Pharma Vision 2020 To Be Presented To Centre Before March '07

  • Indian Pharmacopoeia To Ink With European Counterpart

  • MEF In Making To Promote Indigenous Designing Of Devices

September 2006

  • Plastindia Foundation: New Team of Office Bearers for the term 2006 - 2009

  • Baxter Inc Aligns Indian Operations

  • Dr. M. Venkateswarulu Takes Charge As Drugs Controller of India (DCGI)

  • Rexam Acquires Leading Packaging Firm, Truepack For £5 Million

July 2006

  • Millipore India Invests Rs. 25 Lakh For Lab-On-Wheels Project

  • Baxter To Introduce Extraneal PD Solution

  • TTK & Co Acquires 20% Holding of TTK Healthcare Through 'Open Offer'

  • Philips Medical eyes JVs in equipment market

  • Ashwini Kumar, Drugs Controller General of India In-Charge Retires Today

May 2006

  • Poly Medicure Acquires US Company

  • GE Investing $250 Mn In Infrastructure, Healthcare

  • Guideline For Medical Devices May Hurt Industry : CII

  • Marck Biosciences To Inject Rs 72 crore For Kheda Unit

  • Axa Sets Up IV Fluids Facility At Roorkee

March 2006

  • In the US, the Manufacture of Medical Devices and Supplies Includes 12,000 Companies with Combined Annual Revenue of about $50 Billion

  • Medical Device Companies Quick to Adopt Ethics Standards to Combat Fraud and Abuse, Finds PricewaterhouseCoopers Survey

  • Essel Propack forays into medical devices business. Acquiring 2 companies - Tacpro Inc., USA & Avalon Medical Services, Singapore

  • Need for joint implants to jump

  • Health Ministry's Guidelines For Import, Manufacture of Medical Devices Effective From March 1

  • "Regulation Will Help Growth of Medical Devices Sector In India"

  • Govt To Spend Rs 360 Cr On Health Regulator

January 2006

  • True Pack To Invest Rs. 8 Cr. For Advanced Pharma Packaging Plant

  • India’s First Indigenous Drug Eluting Stent Receives CE Approval

  • Hindustan Latex Sets Rs. 1000 Cr. Turnover Target By 2010

  • NBI To Begin Testing of Medical Devices

November 2005

  • Expert Group To Recommend Quality Certification For Medical Devices

  • DGFT Eases Import Norms For Medical Items Not Covered Under Drugs Act

  • 'India- A $300-m Medical Device Market'

  • Diabetes Related Foot Amputation Rise To 50,000 A Year In India

  • Sterilization Plant For Medical Products Ready To Take Off

September 2005

  • Centre notifies 10 medical devices as 'drugs'

  • NID Develops Safe Storage Device For Vaccines

  • 'Half Of The Drug Eluting Stents Used In India Lack Adequate Trial Data'

  • Nidek To Strengthen Ophthalmic Business In India

July 2005

  • Motherson To Acquire German G+S

  • Centre Plans Guideline For Uniform Action Against NSQ Medical Devices

  • DTAB Nod On Medical Device Control On August 2

  • Care To Implant New Cardiac Device In 100 Patients As Part Of Global Study

  • NGO Launches Nationwide Campaign Against Unapproved Medical Devices

  • Relisys To Commission New Catheter Facility By Early 2005

  • Relisys To Initiate Int'l Registry For New Version DES

May 2005

  • IPA, Bilcare Sign MoU For Packaging

  • Paramedical & Physiotherapy Councils Bill - 2004 : Physiotherapists Find Not Acceptable

  • Medical Architecture : IIA Forming Standardised Guidelines

  • GE Healthcare Launches High Definition Magnetic Resonance (HDMR) System In India

  • The Potential For Medical Tourism In India Bigger Than Estimated One Billion Dollars

  • GE Healthcare teams with Dr Trehan for ''Medicity''

March 2005

  • India to outrun China in 15 years : Deutsche Bank study

  • Clinical Trials : 20 per cent of all clinical trials conducted globally will be from India

  • SSI Ministry rejects plea for further reviews of Schedule M modification

  • Doubling exports to create 1cr. jobs

  • Diagnostic Reagents And Kits : GMP Norms

  • Medical Packaging : DuPont P&IP to market authentication technologies

  • Health Ministry plans 50 testing labs in 3 years

January 2005

  • Fresenius To Upgrade I.V. Fluid Units To European Standard

  • Medtronic Offers Insulin Pumps In Indian Market

  • Auto Disable Syringes : Hindustan Medical Devices (HMD) Tie Ups With Pharma Multinationals

  • US Pharmacopeia Sets Up India Site

  • Medical Devices Bill : Before Parliament Soon

  • Pharma Packaging : Bilcare's Expansion plan for Exports

September 2004

  • Indian Healthcare Federation (IHFC) To Launch Country's First Accreditation System For Healthcare Institutions 

  • Asia's Largest Healthcare City Soon In West Bengal (India) 

  • Medical Insurance Set To Grow By 30 % 

  • Medical Tourism In India : Attracting 15 million patients now, medical tourism would generate $ 5 Billion In Revenues. 

  • Association of Medical Devices and Suppliers of India (AMDSI) Formed To Represent Suppliers And Manufacturers of Medical Technology (MT) 

  • The President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, inaugurated "The International Centre for Biomedical Sciences and Technology" in Chennai ( India ).

July 2004

  • NASA to collaborate with Indian bio-medical Industry 

  • Manipal introduces laser technology for ENT surgery 

  • Heart Core ties up with Synchron for medical imaging 

  • India's Healthcare is thriving 'privately' 

  • Polar Pharma to make equipment

May 2004

  • Baxter to make Indian arm global hub 

  • Manufacturing medical devices indigenously can reduce health care costs : Dr. Reddy 

  • Metropolis Health to foray abroad 

  • Medicare Incin to set up bio-medical waste facilities in four cities 

  • Bar Code Technology For Healthcare Sector

March 2004

  • Docs See jackpot in medical tourism

  • Bharat Scans turns hi-tech

  • Apollo Hospitals looks for pacts in West Asia, Africa 

January 2004

  • For Sector To Take Off, Legislation And Infrastructure Need To Be In Place

  • India turns to Gulf to sell healthcare services

  • Hindustan Latex, Chinese co in JV for contraceptives

  • Virtual autopsies may replace need for scalpels one day

  • India set to become a global hub

  • Healthcare just got an energy shot

  • Budget Impact on Pharma

  • Penny Pinches

  • India Excels with software for handicapped

  • India Inc needs 'next practices': CK Prahlad

  • Pharmaexcil action plan to be in by April

  • Medical part cos to benefit from expansion in health sector

November 2003

  • Stents : Quality Control is A Must

  • New cobalt stent implanted in three cardiac patients in Hyderabad

  • UL India offers safety certification for equipment vendors

  • New Technique for Angiography and Angioplasty

  • Medical Tourism : Hospitals, Maharastra State Govt Team Up To Lure Medical Tourists

  • Dengue Detection Kit : CHPL tie-up with Panbio, a world leader in dengue detection kits

  • Indian Makes It To The top

  • Rare surgery performed on baby to remove defective kidney

September 2003

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  • Government preparing to introduce GMP for medical devices

  • Blood Banks : Govt to ban Private Sector

  • Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute cleared for ISO 170025 Certification

  • GE Medical Systems launches fastest functional imaging workstation

  • India to lead in bypass surgery numbers by 2011

  • Mitra Industries gets DCGI approval for indigenous CAPD kits

  • BARC develops new technologies for hazardous waste processing

  • Abbott may spin off hospital products unit

  • ABS Medicare begins marketing of BARC’s hydrogel

July 2003

  • CBI's Export Development Programme for Indian Medical Device Companies

  • Blood Banks : Govt to ban Private Sector

  • Hind Latex to diversify into surgical sutures

  • Device PMA, 510(K) Review Fees Rise

May 2003

  • Hospital Consultancy And Management : Apollo Hospitals Spreading Wings

  • Medical Disposables : Hindustan Syringes To Hike Capacity

  • Pharmaceuticals And Drugs: India At No. 2 In Global Rankings

  • Invitro Fertilisation (IVF) Technique : Specialists Getting Patients From the Country And Abroad

  • Neutraceuticals: Tremendous Scope For India

  • Software For Hospitals And Clinics : Pune Company Launches New Products

  • Ischemia Albumin Blood (IMA) Test : USFDA Clearance To Market The Albumin Cobalt Binding (ACB) Test

  • Hospital Information Package : WIPRO Health Science To Review

  • Spurious Drugs : Expert Panel Formed

  • Cardiac Operations: India Inc. Spends Rs. 2000 Crore annually

  • Roche to buy Swiss surgical co for $1.2bn

  • Pharmacopoeia Commission to be set

  • Indian Healthcare Industry: Rising change In Attitude By Middle Class

  • Electron Beam CT (EBCT) : Much Faster Than CT Scan

  • Breast Implants: US Statistics showed about 23 per cent of patients removed within three years

  • Implantable device to help monitor organ function

  • Marketing Alliance to Provide Improved Diabetic Care to the India Patients

March 2003

  • ASTHMA INHALERS: Nicholas in talks to market Ivax asthma inhalers

  • ANGIOPLASTY : Transradial approach an alternative to angioplasty, Yashoda conducts 200 procedures 

  • Diagnostic kits freed from duty

  • PACKAGING NORMS: Finmin to review packaging charge norms

  • The Indian healthcare sector and budget 2003-04

  • LIFE-SCIENCES INDUSTRY: India tipped to be bio-IT leader, says IDC

  • Figuring It Out – Drug Masters

  • Indian drug firms in patent rush

  • Govt plans IT standards for healthcare units

  • New faster, high-end CT scanner makes India debut

  • Stress, Diabetes & High Blood Pressure Act As Triggers Cardiac operations cost India Rs 2,000 crore annually

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