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Association Of Indian Medical Device Industry

CDSCO website which has been updated last month with Organization Chart ( and Draft Guidelines ( division.htm)

The public comments are under compilation by CDSCO and a review meeting is expected to take place in November end to enable finalization and posting in December...

Aastrom Forms Strategic Manufacturing & Development Partnership With ATEK Medical

Aastrom Biosciences, Inc, a leading developer of expanded autologous cellular therapies for the treatment of severe cardiovascular diseases, and ATEK Medical, a leading medical device manufacturer, have formed a new strategic partnership in which ATEK Medical will supply key components and technology for use in Aastrom’s proprietary cell manufacturing process. This partnership is intended to replace a previous supplier relationship with a more comprehensive arrangement to strengthen Aastrom’s long-term manufacturing capabilities. Aastrom plans to initiate its phase-3 CLI programme in 2011 and is also developing its cell therapy for the treatment of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM)...

Small Hospitals Need Cheaper Devices

With rising healthcare costs, citizens of both emerging and developed economies are increasingly looking at affordable and accessible medical care. This, in turn, has led to a surge in demand for costcompetitive medical equipment to make diagnostic tools affordable for more people. To address both these issues, Philips Electronics India, a subsidiary of the Dutch conglomerate Royal Philips Electronics, has set up a plant to manufacture interventional x-ray(IXR) systems for local and emerging markets. The move follows the parent company’s decision to position its Indian arm as a centre for these systems.