AMTZ – the bright star at kumbh mela of healthcare at Delhi

The Andhra Pradesh Medtech Zone being the one and only integrated ecosystem for medical devices drew huge response in this Medical Fair event conducted by Messe Dusseldorf in Delhi


New Delhi: The Medical Fair event conducted by Messe Dusseldorf – India every year for the past 25 years sees medical device manufacturers, traders, startups, innovators and conglomerates come together for 3 days of what we may call the Kumbh Mela of medical devices. 2019 is the 25th year of Medical Fair and over 4,00,000 visitors and over 1000 manufacturers, traders and service providers congregated at the Medical Fair conducted at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

The Andhra Pradesh Medtech Zone being the one and only integrated eco system for medical devices drew huge response in this fair. The visitors were particularly drawn towards the common scientific facilities that have been established and the AP government policies that offer much more than any state or for that matter a common SEZ offers. Many manufacturers from different parts of country have shown interest in setting up their manufacturing facilities at the zone. This would not only contribute to the Make in India Initiative but also creates thousands of jobs in this sector for the youth.

The Kalam Institute of Health Technology, a policy making body funded by the Government of India, based out of AMTZ took this opportunity and conducted the first technology mela displaying emerging technologies in the field of Medical devices on the 22nd February. Showcasing more than 75 emerging technologies, 17 institutions such as IIT (Delhi, Mumbai, Kanpur, Guwahati, Varanasi) Amity University, Yenepoya University, CMET, BCIL participated in this mela. Needless to say, it was a grand success drawing huge applause from investors and manufacturers alike.

Innovation and incubation are two key aspects that will propel the growth of home-grown devices and make India a Medical Device Manufacturing hub. Gearing up for future and giving impetus to the startups, Bio Valley and Medi valley, the largest incubation centres located within AMTZ have conducted a pitch event for startups in this Medical Fair on 23rd February. Entrepreneurs, Startups, Angel investors deeply appreciated this initiative by AMTZ that would propel the growth of medical device manufacturing, create thousands of jobs and most importantly contribute to global health.

On the sidelines of the Medical fair, Dr Jitendar Sharma met with a number of investors, manufacturers, entrepreneurs, start-ups and innovators and invited them to be part of the world’s first integrated Medical Devices ecosystem located in the Beautiful City of Vizag, Andhra Pradesh. He impressed upon the initiative, manufacturer friendly policies taken by the government of Andhra Pradesh recognizing the need and challenge of the hour and giving a one stop solution to the world and to global health.