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STPI SGPGI Centre of Excellence in medical technologies


LUCKNOW: The Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of medical sciences is set to become a centre for excellence in medical electronics and health informatics – two advance areas of work needed to achieve highest levels of quality in public health.

Following an investment from the Software Technology Park of India – an autonomous society under the ministry of electronics and information technology – the institute would be starting Medical Electronics and Health Informatics Centre of Excellence (CoE).

“The core objective of this CoE is to strengthen domestic manufacturing capability of reliable and affordable medical electronic products and services thereby reducing dependence on imports,” informed Omkar Rai, director general, STPI in an official statement here on Friday.

About the details of the project at SGPGI, officials informed that the institute will provide a built-up space of 18,000 square feet for the purpose while STPI would shoulder the mentoring part.

“SGPGI which has a research environment will be able to leverage deeper levels of research in areas of biostatistics and health informatics through the CoE. In addition, it will enable a seamless access to clinical trial of medical innovations. IN days to come, STPI-SGPGI-CeO will play a cardinal role in providing the robust Information and Communications Technology infrastructure, industry connect, mentoring and fund support,” said the official statement.

The CoE will also rope in stakeholders such as department of IT and Electronics, Uttar Pradesh, Association of Indian Medical Device Industry (AIMED), Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone (AMTZ) and Kalam Institute of Health Technology (KIHT) besides bringing in collaborators like Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and medical devices manufacturers giants like GE, Wipro, Siemens and Philips (India).

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