“Medical Equipment Manufacturers can have various advantages, incentives and opportunities by having their production facility within the Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone(AMTZ), the country’s first Medical Technology Manufacturing Park, established at Visakapatnam over an area of 270 acres by the Govt.of Andhra Pradesh.” said Kalyan Varma, Vice President-Products of TUV Rheinland India, a prominent service provider in the testing, training, inspection, consulting and certification industry. Kalyan Varma, who was a key invitee in the recently concluded CII Partnership Summit 2018 hosted by the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh at Vishakapatnam under the leadership of Honorable Chief Minister Mr. Nara Chandrababu Naidu, participated along with distinguished medical Industry experts to give his views and opinion on Medical Equipment and devices under Make in India drive for the initiatives of AMTZ.AMTZ will house modern 250-300 independent manufacturing units, each over a built-in ready to use area at a very cost effective long-term lease. In addition the park will have in-house high investment scientific facilities, including state-of-the-art testing laboratories, which would help manufacturers significantly reduce the cost manufacturing thereby creating world class diagnosis with quality products accessible to the common man at affordable pricesDuring this CII Partnership summit, Mr. Nara Chandrababu Naidu – Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh also honored TUV Rheinland India with the concessionaire agreements of both EMI/EMC & Electrical Safety and Bio-material scientific projects.Kalyan Varma also expressed that the quality of Service rendered from TUV Rheinland facility in AMTZ, Visakhapatnam will carry the same credibility as having testing and certifications from any of the TUV Rheinland branches globally. He also appreciated the concept of having complete medical equipment ecosystem under one roof of AMTZ which would reduce the overall product developmental lifecycle, logistics charges and turnaround time to market thereby reduction in cost for total Healthcare.“Our world class testing facilities will help the medical equipment manufacturers meet the international standards for quality and safety. AMTZ along with TUV Rheinland is taking initiatives to educate medical manufacturers on the new regulations as well as inform on the testing facilities available in AMTZ”, said Mr. Thomas Fuhrmann, Managing Director, TUV Rheinland India.TUV Rheinland India had signed an agreement and entered into a partnership with AMTZ last year to set-up a comprehensive state-of-the art facility providing one stop shop solutions for wide variety of medical devices.The facility will have a 5 meter measurement table with 5 tonnes capacity Electro-Magnetic Interference (EMI/EMC), Electrical Safety & Biomaterial scientific facilities. It will also include one 10m Semi Anechoic chamber with a measurement range upto 40GHz, two 3m semi Anechoic chamber with a measurement range upto 40GHz, precision acoustics facility for measuring sound pressure and sound power from medical devices and many other testing facilities within the zone.