First Ever Technology Auction On An E-commerce Portal

Medikabazaar Signs up MoU With Kalam Institute of Health Technology (KIHT): Medical Device Manufacturers can Bid for KIHT's New and Innovative Medical Technology Transfer

Medikabazaar, an online marketplace for purchase of medical products and medical supplies by hospitals and medical establishments, today announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the prestigious Kalam Institute of Health Technology (KIHT) based in Vishakhapatnam, India. The MoU states that Medikabazaar will showcase innovative technologies ready to be purchased for industrial manufacturing by medical products manufacturers. This will be the first ever e-auction where medical technology can be bought or auctioned. This partnership will help support MedTech transfers and facilitate rapid industrial promotion.

Kalam Institute of Health Technology has collaborated with Medikabazaar for the e-auction of technologies related to medical devices developed by members of the cluster. In a major knowledge transfer boost, KIHT will assist members of Medikabazaar with appropriate information on important domain expertise and available facilities for focused R&D on medical devices.

Medikabazaar will work with KIHT towards technology transfers and improving technology market access, production and competitiveness from their members. It will also actively promote the e-auction portal of KIHT on its website for enabling medical product manufacturers to participate in the online bidding of technology transfer.

Mr. Vivek Tiwari, Founder and CEO of Medikabazaar stated, "I am proud to be associated with Kalam Institute of Health Technology and would like to announce that we are the first portal in healthcare space to facilitate e-auction for technology transfer. Now anyone looking at buying or bidding for innovative medical technology in medical devices can do so simply through the website ."

Dr. Jitendar Sharma, Managing Director & CEO, Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone, stated, "Partnership between Medikabazaar and KIHT brings the academia one step closer to the medical industry. Medikabazaar has an impressive list of medical devices manufacturers on-board and they can explore acquiring these innovative medical technologies developed in research labs funded by Government of India. By acquiring license of technologies, manufacturers can significantly save time on R&D and go-to-market."

About Medikabazaar:

Medikabazaar is India's largest online marketplace of medical products and medical supplies. It offers a host of services beyond product procurement to hospital and medical establishments. Medikabazaar is a one-stop destination for all medical products and supplies needs. It helps its customers in choosing the right medical products, ensuring seamless and timely supply and post-sales services to help them start using products instantly. Medikabazaar brings vast experience in providing medical product consultation and supply. Hospitals, nursing homes, clinics across India and beyond can conveniently browse through and purchase from the website. Medikabazaar is owned and operated by Boston Ivy Healthcare Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai.

About KIHT:

Kalam Institute of Health Technology aims to facilitate focused research on critical components relating to medical devices by supporting institutions involved with R&D, industry, policy makers and knowledge repositories. Their cell for technology transfer aims to support MedTech transfers (e-auction) and facilitate rapid industrial promotion and setting up of scientific facilities for developing and pre-market approvals and bring about improved access to affordable health technologies.

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