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MedSpark in Kerala

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  • September 29, 2020
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MedSpark in Kerala

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Health; Schemes

In news

  • MedSpark, one of the first medical device parks in the country will be set up in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. 

Key takeaways 

  • Established by: (1) Department of Science and Technology (DST); (2) Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), an autonomous institute of the DST; (3) Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation Ltd. (KSIDC) 
  • Fundings: From the state and central governments 
  • Functions: (1) Focus on the high-risk medical device sector; (2) Provide a full range of services for the industry like research and development support, testing, and evaluation of medical devices; (3) Create an enabling support system for manufacturing support, technology innovation, and knowledge dissemination.

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