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Robust regulatory regime for medical devices industry soon

Our Bureau Hyderabad | Updated on April 07, 2021

Focus will be stepped up on certification and testing: Secretary, Department of Pharmaceuticals

There will be a transition to a robust regulatory regime for the medical devices industry in the country over the next few months, according to S Aparna, Secretary, Department of Pharmaceuticals, Government of India.

She was speaking at the inaugural ceremony of Medtronic Engineering & Innovation Centre, the largest for the company, outside the US, here on Wednesday.

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“Medical devices sector is a sunrise sector in the country with huge potential. The Government of India has been supporting it. In 2020, it introduced financial support for individual companies and infrastructure providers,” she said.

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The focus will be stepped up on certification and testing. “The National Institute for Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Hyderabad, is well-placed to support the industry,” the secretary said, adding that there was huge potential for collaboration among all stakeholders including Government, industry and academia

Published on April 07, 2021

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