MPI beings supplying animal tissue to SCTIMST, medical device industry for making heart valve, wound care patches
Through this venture, the Kochi-based MPI would be supported by SCTIMST to attain this unique status, thereby aiding in the development of affordable medical device(s) in the country
New Delhi: The Meat Products of India (MPI) has begun supplying animal tissue from its facility to the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST) and the medical device industry for making tissue-based medical devices.
The devices include heart valves, cardiac and wound care patches.
Through this venture, the Kochi-based MPI would be supported by SCTIMST to attain this unique status, thereby aiding in the development of affordable medical devices in the country.
The MPI staff was trained by SCTIMST for the collection of animal tissue, which began from June 19, from the 'GMP Tissue Harvesting facility for Medical Devices' established at MPI Ltd, a press release from SCTIMST said.
The animal tissue is collected according to international standard, which ensures checking the source of animal, its health status as well as the microbial status of animal tissue to be used in the manufacture of medical devices, the release said.
All these processes are well documented for aiding future technical auditing and ensuring safe use of animal tissue for manufacturing medical devices, it said.
SCTIMST had developed the know-how for processing animal tissue for medical use such as cardiac patches, wound care products, dura patch, bioprosthetic heart valve etc complying with international standards.
Indian medical device and equipment market is estimated to be $4 billion of which 70 per cent is imported.
This endeavour is another attempt by SCTIMST for development of indigenous medical devices thereby reducing import burden, the release added.
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