NIPER knowledge partner for Solan medical device fleet : The Tribune India

Tribune press service

Shimla, March 24

The Government of Himachal has today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Mohali as the knowledge partner for the upcoming medical device park at Nalagarh in the district of Solan.

The State Planning Department has today sanctioned Rs 74.95 crore to the state executing agency for the development of this park and the Indian Government’s Department of Pharmaceuticals will release the first installment soon of a grant worth Rs 30 crore.

The MoU has been approved by the Board of Pharmaceuticals Department and Himachal Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation (HPSIDC) has been appointed as the implementing agency for the design, development and execution, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said.

NIPER, Mohali, will establish a center of excellence in the medical device park that will create links between industry and academia, he said.

He said the government is committed to creating a state-of-the-art industry park as manufacturers here will produce high-value products.

The state government will explore links between industry and universities across the world and instructions have been given to the Department of Industries to conduct an investment outreach program with investors across India and countries such as Israel, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Germany, which have cutting-edge technology in the medical device sector. An investment awareness campaign has already been launched and a South Korean delegation will visit Himachal Pradesh in May, he added. —

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