C-CAMP and Siemens Healthineers join forces as key stakeholders in affordable and accessible healthtech development

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Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP) and Siemens Healthineers have formed a partnership to explore synergies in innovation and entrepreneurship development in healthcare domain with specific focus on Diagnostics, a core strength of both partners. The agreement’s primary aim is to combine the technical expertise and scientific resources built by C-CAMP and Siemens Healthineers to enable common access to state-of-the-art diagnostics assays, clinical testing capacities, AI technology, hardware and software automation solutions that align with local needs and local ecosystems.  

The MoU was signed by C-CAMP CEO & Director, Dr Taslimarif Saiyed and Dileep Mangsuli, Executive Director, Siemens Healthineers at a ceremonial event held at C-CAMP today.

Dr Saiyed on the occasion of the inking of the pact said " Siemens Healthineers is a global medtech leader that is advancing healthcare through technology-led innovations. C-CAMP as a growing player in indigenous healthtech development with well-established programs in Molecular Diagnostics, Bio-Incubation and Entrepreneurship Development is delighted for this opportunity to work in tandem with Siemens Healthineers. This partnership will allow cross-pollination of ideas that can make healthcare more affordable and accessible for the vast majority of our population who are otherwise untouched by the latest advancements in medical technology.”

Mr Mangsuli welcomed the partnership by observing that, “C-CAMP has successfully channelled indigenous innovations to make healthcare more affordable and available, specifically focussing on the underserved population. These are strongly aligned with our focus on expanding access to care and fighting the most threatening diseases. Through this partnership, we strive to harness India’s innovative potential to create breakthrough solutions.”

The partnership formalized for a year, will focus on diagnostics in point-of-care, in vitro or laboratory testing, imaging & genomics, CRISPR-Cas testing etc with possibilities in antibiotic susceptibility, antimicrobial resistance, onco-assays and biomarkers, and AI-based rapid triaging.

C-CAMP through its Indigenization of Diagnostics program or InDx has built capacity for indigenous development, scale up and manufacturing of affordable Molecular Diagnostics Kits & reagents by establishing a strong supply chain network of Indian MSMEs and a one-of-its-kind academia-industry connection for knowledge exchange. It also houses one of India’s most high-end technology portfolios including top-of-the-line Omics platforms. Siemens Healthineers with a presence in every continent, offers cutting-edge healthcare infrastructure with specialties in Diagnostic Imaging, in vitro Diagnostics and Point of Care Solution & Services at a global scale.  The partnership aims to leverage this area of mutual strength and build a long term partnership that can expand beyond diagnostics. 

About Siemens Healthineers: Siemens Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. (SHPL)  is one of the leading players in providing Healthcare Infrastructure with offerings in Diagnostic Imaging, Advanced Therapies, Ultrasound, Laboratory Diagnostics and Point of Care Solution & Services. With expertise & experience in enabling healthcare providers to bring better outcomes for patients at lower cost, SHPL has the necessary infrastructure, facilities & experience in distribution, marketing, and sales of medical devices/products. 

C-CAMP is one of India’s premier innovation and technology hubs as well as one of the largest and most vibrant life sciences incubators in the country. C-CAMP has directly funded, incubated and mentored 300+ start-ups over half a decade and is connected to over 2000 start-ups and entrepreneurs across the country in healthcare, agriculture and environment. C-CAMP is an initiative supported by Govt of India agencies including Department of Biotechnology, Department of Science & Technology, NITI Aayog-AIM, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Startup India and Department of IT, BT, S&T Government of Karnataka. It has several international partnerships https://www.ccamp.res.in/
September 23, 2022