On the occasion of World Health Day, Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone Ltd., in Visakhapatnam inaugurated a new building. This building houses the world’s first WHO Collaborating Center for Health Innovation, the Indian Society of Assembly Technologies (I-SAT), and a 3D Printing Center of Excellence. The centre of excellence is designed in the form of a pyramid and is named as PYRAMED – reflecting the shape and the focus of the facility on medical devices.
The facility inauguration was graced by the presence of various dignitaries like Dr. Renu Swarup, Former Secretary, Department of Science And Technology (Virtual); Prof. Vijay Raghavan, Principal Scientific Advisor, GOI (Virtual); Dr. Shirshendu Mukherjee, Mission Director, Program Management, BIRAC; J Thoman Vaughan, Director, MR Access, Dr Manish Diwan, BIRAC; Mr. Krishna Bandaru, Head Executive Leadership Team, Skill Lync; Dr Arjun Kalyanpur, Founder and CEO, Teleradiology Solutions; Dr. Sandeep Chatterjee, Director, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, GOI; Rajeev Nath, Forum Coordinator, AIMED; K Manohar Raja, Executive Director, RailTel Corporation Of India; Satish Anantharaman, President, I-SAT, Louis Anersnap, Head, WHO Innovation Hub, WHO-Geneva and Dr. Jitender Sharma, MD and CEO.
PYRAMED’s 3D Printing Center of Excellence
PYRAMED’s 3D printing center of excellence will be equipped with a variety of cutting-edge 3D Printing technologies, including Ceramic Binder Jetting, SLA 3D Printing, and Metal 3D Printing. This COE is charged with the mission of incubating 25 Startups, filing ten patents, and training 200 students in 3D Printing technology. Along with 3D Printing technologies, the facility also houses multiple traditional manufacturing technologies such as CNC Ultrasonic Welding and Laser Welding.
Ms. Lousie Agersnap, Head, WHO Innovation Hub, WHO Geneva speaking on the occasion said, “I am truly honoured to speak at the inauguration of our first WHO centre for health innovation at AMTZ in India, what better way to celebrate the World Health Day”.
According to Dr. Jitendra Sharma, MD & CEO AMTZ, “The whole building is completed in 36 days. The entire team worked really hard 24/7 to finish the building and dedicate it to the country on the occasion of World Health Day.”
“This 3D printing center of excellence alongside the existing state of art 3D Printing facility built by THINK3D will make AMTZ a hub of 3D printing in India. All the major 3D Printing technologies available globally are housed in these 2 facilities within AMTZ. We are hopeful of seeing some innovative Startups coming out of this zone soon.”– Raja Upputuri, Founder and CEO, THINK3D
THINK3D having its presence at the medical park was also a part of the inaugural ceremony among the other dignitaries.
About THINK3D: THINK3D is India’s largest integrated 3D Printing service provider offering 3D Scanning, 3D Designing, 3D Printing, CNC Machining, Vacuum Casting, Injection Molding services, all under one roof. Over the last 6 years, THINK3D has served various global corporations, academic institutions and hundreds of Startups for their 3D Printing needs.
About AMTZ: AMTZ is India’s premier medical technology park with Common Manufacturing Facilities & Common Scientific Facilities that include specialized laboratories, warehousing, and testing centres such as the Center for Electromagnetic Compatibility and Safety Testing, centre for Biomaterial Testing, Centre for 3D Printing, Centres for Lasers, MRI Superconducting Magnets, Gamma Irradiation Centre, Mould & Machining Centre, and many other industrial service centres.
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