Hyderabad: TUV Rheinland India, a subsidiary of TUV Rheinland Group, Germany, a worldwide leader in Testing, Training, Inspection, Consulting and Certification, announced that it has partnered with Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone(AMTZ), the country’s first Medical Technology Manufacturing Park.
AMTZ was recently established at Visakapatnam over an area of 270 acres by the Government of Andhra Pradesh.
As per the terms of the partnership, TUV Rheinland India has been awarded a contract to set up and operate Electro-Magnetic Interference (EMI/EMC) including Anechoic Chambers, Biomaterial, Reliability and Electrical Safety Testing Facilities on Public Private Partnership Mode within AMTZ at an estimated investment of about Rs 85 crore over 4-5 years to support AMTZ’s objective to reduce medical device imports and production cost, partner with industry to deliver the quality medical devices to local market and eventually increase the export of world class medical devices to the international market, a release said here.
The contract was signed by Mr. Thomas Fuhrmann, Managing Director of TUV Rheinland India and Dr.Jitendar Kumar Sharma, Director and CEO of AMTZ.
The creation of AMTZ is based on the fact that medical devices manufacturing requires very high investment facilities which are capital intensive for individual manufacturers to invest upon.
With a market size of close to 4 Billion dollars,78 per cent of medical devices in India are imported from other countries, the release said.
AMTZ will house modern 250-300 independent manufacturing units,each over a built-in ready to use area at a very cost effective long-term lease.
In addition, the park will have in-house high investment scientific facilities, including state-of-the-art testing laboratories, which would help manufacturers significantly reduce the cost manufacturing thereby creating world class diagnosis with quality products accessible to the common man at affordable prices.