Recently, the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare launched the MedTech Mitra portal.
Facts for Prelims
About the MedTech Mitra Portal:
- The MedTech Mitra portal serves as an online platform designed to support medtech innovators in various aspects, including clinical evaluation, regulatory facilitation, and the adoption of new products.
- The portal is a collaborative effort led by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO).
- Operational guidance is provided by NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission.
- The platform, complemented by recent medical devices policy implementations and the production-linked incentive scheme, is poised to enhance the medical devices sector.
- It aims to boost domestic manufacturing, aligning with broader national goals.
- These initiatives collectively foster the development of affordable, high-quality MedTech devices and diagnostics.
- Import dependence in the sector is expected to significantly decrease.
- The platform streamlines the innovation process, supporting research and development for emerging startups.
- The MedTech Mitra portal provides comprehensive guidance to startups, ensuring a seamless journey from idea conceptualization to product development.
- It facilitates bridging gaps in animal and clinical trials.
Collaboration and Partnership:
- The platform encourages partnerships among engineers, scientists, and clinicians, addressing a historical lack of collaboration in the sector.