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Construction begins at iconic park for medical device manufacturing

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Following 11 months of ground-work and planning, construction activity at Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone (AMTZ) — the 270-acre state-of-the-art iconic park dedicated to medical device manufacturing — has been initiated.

Considered to be one of the most ambitious projects for achieving self-reliance in domestically manufactured medical devices under the ‘Make in India’ initiative, AMTZ will house several capital intensive scientific facilities like Gamma Irradiation, EMI/EMC and Electric Safety Testing, Biomaterials Testing, 3-D Design and Printing Labs in close proximity for mutual benefit of over 200 manufacturing units.

A host of other common commercial facilities like Expo Hall, Convention Centre, Warehouse, etc within the park will provide a holistic ecosystem for growth of the medical device manufacturing industry in India.

The foundation stone for AMTZ was laid on August 19, 2016 by Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Chandra Babu Naidu. The contracts for all the scientific facilities have already been signed with the respective service providers. The first model factory is expected to be ready by October 15 this year.

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