The facility is inaugurated by Dr. Renu Swarup, Chairperson of BIRAC.
BIRAC has established a national facility, the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP), in Bengaluru, with support from the National BioPharma Mission (NBM), to specifically address the commercialisation gaps faced by Microfluidics technologies and medical device developers in their idea-to-market journey.
The facility, which was inaugurated by Dr. Renu Swarup, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology and Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, and Chairperson of BIRAC, is a first-of-its-kind in India, aimed at providing holistic design to pilot-scale production capabilities to entrepreneurs and innovators to enable faster product-to-market.
The facility is intended to assist medtech startups in developing low-cost, rapid, and point-of-care medical device solutions for use in healthcare, including both human and animal health. It is also designed to support serological diagnostic devices, which could provide a significant boost to India’s burgeoning COVID-19 molecular diagnostics sector.
In CLASS10000 cleanrooms, the facility offers CAD design, flow simulation, prototyping, vacuum casting, injection moulding, lateral flow assay printing, and packaging. It is currently working to obtain ISO 13485:2016 and ICMED 13485 certifications.