Berry Invests In Indian Healthcare Market
With New Facility
Berry Global Group is to begin product production at its new
manufacturing facility and healthcare centre of excellence in Bangalore, India
before summer this year.
The new greenfield expansion project will provide packaging
for products for the inhalation, nasal, ophthalmic, dispensing, and
It will source the equivalent of around 90% of the facility’s
electricity from solar and wind power, and has achieved the International
Sustainability and Carbon Certificate (ISCC) Plus designation, facilitating
support customer demand for more sustainable packaging by ensuring materials
meet the ISCC’s standards for recycled, renewable, and recycled-renewable
Berry’s new healthcare R&D center of excellence will be
launching up to seven new products and projects in 2023 ranging from DPI
Inhalers to plastics caps and closures.
Several new medical packaging products will be available for
sampling with industrial prototypes in March 2023.
Tom Salmon, Berry Global’s chairman and chief executive,
said: “Our new facility and global healthcare center of excellence in Bangalore
will support Asia’s growing demand for healthcare products, create new jobs,
and, most importantly, benefit the lives of patient populations who have
historically gone untreated and underdiagnosed.”
; 30 January 2023
Mandaviya Urges Medical Device
Entrepreneurs To Reduce Import Dependency
The union minister said that the central government is
constantly making efforts to reduce the dependency on APIs for critical
medicines in recent years
NEW DELHI: While India’s dependency on the import of medical
devices is around 65%, the union government is urging entrepreneurs to reduce
the high import dependency on medical devices, said Dr Mansukh Mandaviya, on
Saturday, while addressing the plenary session of the Uttar Pradesh Global
The union minister for health and family welfare also said
that the central government is constantly making efforts to reduce the
dependency on APIs for critical medicines in recent years, and at the same time,
the government is also encouraging relevant stakeholders to innovate in
producing medical devices indigenously.
The purpose of the session was to discuss the progress and
way forward on priorities in the healthcare and medical education sector. In
this interactive session, the Uttar Pradesh government also provided information
on new medical facilities to the investors and highlighted opportunities
available in medical colleges, paramedical colleges and diagnostic facilities in
“The government is improving the healthcare and medical
education sectors through a holistic approach that not only envisages creating
more quality healthcare infrastructure but also trained manpower to efficiently
run institutions, “ the minister said.
Encouraging investors and businesses to encash on the
opportunities available in the healthcare and medical education sectors in the
state, Dr Mandaviya stated that “The govt has created a conducive ecosystem for
businesses to grow and has brought in long-term policies to encourage investors
in the healthcare sector". He emphasised that because of the policies of the
government, there are over 100 unicorns in the country today.
Dr Mandaviya also highlighted that govt schemes like the
Ayushman Bharat initiative empower and enable even the poorest of the poor to
benefit from quality treatment, even in private medical institutions.
; 11 Feb 2023