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Kalam Institute of Health Technology

Kalam Institute of Health Technology (KIHT), a Department of Biotechnology funded institute in the domain of MedTech policy is a premiere institute for Health Technology Assessment (HTA) in India. It aims to facilitate focused research on critical components pertaining to medical devices and drugs by supporting institutions involved with R&D, industry, policy makers and knowledge repositories.


1. Department of Health Research (DHR), Govt. of India

Kalam Institute of Health Technology (KIHT), is a partner with Department of Health Research (DHR), Govt. of India as a regional hub for Health Technology Assessment (HTA) in India. As a regional hub of Department of Health Research, (MOHFW) the cell undertakes HTA to appraise the innovative medical devices in terms of their clinical efficacy, cost effectiveness, ethical, legal and societal aspects.

2. National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), Govt. of India

Kalam Institute of Health Technology (KIHT) is a Price Monitoring Resource Centre (PMRU) for National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA). Has been entrusted with the task of – Monitoring the notified prices of medicines, detection of violation of the provisions of DPCO (revised from time to time), pricing compliance and ensuring availability of medicines.

3. Joanna Briggs Institute, University of Adelaide

Undertakes systematic review and meta-analysis of medical devices and health policies as a collaborative centre of Joanna Briggs Institute, University of Adelaide Support repository of medical device specific best practices, technology upgrades, skill building programs and knowledge sharing platforms.

4. The comparative Health Outcomes, Policy, and Economics (CHOICE) Institute School of Pharmacy, University of Washington

Undertake knowledge sharing and evaluation system for outcomes research and key evaluation of programs, projects and innovations. Jointly work for dissemination of methods, measures and evidence generation for universal health coverage and role of technology in healthcare as well as publication of research methods, protocols and research outcomes.

5. International Journal of Health Technology

The International Journal of Health Technology is a part of KIHT, Open Access Journal publishing peer-reviewed manuscripts on healthcare technology and industry research, focussing on inter and cross disciplinary approach which would strategically be having huge impact on our health technology ecosystem and some of the domains such as biomedical engineering, bioinformatics, nanotechnology, digital health, medical devices etc. It aims at rapid publication of high-quality research results while maintaining rigorous review process.

Indian Biomedical Skill Consortium

Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone (AMTZ), Association of Indian Medical Manufacturers of Medical Devices (AiMeD) and National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies (NABCB) under the Quality Council of India (QCI) have jointly established “Indian Biomedical Skill Consortium (IBSC)” to provide certification system for Biomedical Engineers in the country who serve as the backbone of the healthcare services. IBSC strengthens the Biomedical Skill Sector in the country through training programs approved by National Skill Development Agency (NSDA) and is aligned with National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) under the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE).

IBSC conducts certification courses for enriching knowledge and career growth for the young engineers. There are five certification courses conducted which include certificate in Biomedical Engineering, Certificate in Biomedical Maintenance, Certificate in Biomedical Project Management, Certificate in Biomedical Manufacturing and Certificate in Quality Assurance.

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