Our 24th Year of Publication

From Editor's Desk

The government of India has an ambitious plan to increase competitiveness of the Indian Medical Device industry globally by helping it to bring down the manufacturing cost significantly. As per Mr Ananth Kumar, Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs, “Setting up of Medical Device parks can bring down the manufacturing cost by another 30 per cent and make Indian medical technology sector globally competitive, due to pooling of common facilities,”

With the initiative from the Hon. Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Mr N. Chandrababu Naidu, Andhra Pradesh us emerging as manufacturing hub for medical devices with establishment of country’s first Medical Technology Manufacturing Zone, Andhra MedTech Zone ( AMTZ ) in Vishakhapatnam. As per Dr Jitender Sharma, CEO, AMTZ, the brain behind the project, one among many opportunities is to, “Get to the small and medium enterprises, build and support them so that they become exporters, essentially meaning strengthening of the micro , small & medium enterprise (MSME) sector”.

Mr. D.L. Pandya


Mr Ananth Kumar has also put forward a proposal that the Central government will soon establish three mega industry parks in Gujarat which will include Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical Formulations and Bulk Drugs Parks. The Gujarat Chief Minister Mr Vijaybhai Rupani has already accepted the centre’s proposal and would like to see that these parks come up at the earliest.


As we all agree, the medical device manufacturer is responsible for the safey and effectiveness of the final device. The device, its components and raw materials that come into contact with human tissue must all be evaluated for biocompatibility. Through a very well researched article, Dr Vinny Sastri, President, Winovia LLC, U.S.A., has given very detailed understanding of “ How To Meet Biocompatibility Needs Of Polymeric Medical Components”. Dr Sastr, apart from his long and rich experience in the Quality Management Systems (QMS), is also the author of the book,” Plastics In Medical Devices : Properties, Requirements and Applications”.


One more important aspect covered in this issue is about QMS and the changing scenario & challenges in Medical Device Regulations through an article by Mr Sanjay Shah. This issue also highlights the global regulatory science priorities for assuring safety, effectiveness and quality of medical devices.


It also includes our regular columns highlighting Global Trends, Industry News , Technology as well as important events for the benefit of our readers.


D.L. Pandya

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