Towards strengthening the emerging biotechnology enterprise in India, Department of Biotechnology (DBT) Ministry of Science & Technology has initiated the Mission Program entitled “Industry-Academia Collaborative Mission for Accelerating Discovery Research to Early Development for Biopharmaceuticals - Innovate in India (i3) Empowering biotech entrepreneurs & accelerating inclusive innovation” (“Program”). Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) setup by DBT is the Implementing Agency of i3 Program (Program co-funded by World Bank loan).
The vision of the Program is to enable and nurture an ecosystem for preparing India’s technological and product development capabilities in biopharmaceuticals including vaccines, biologics, medical devices and diagnostics to a level that will be globally competitive over the next decade.
The National Biopharma Mission announces a Request for Proposals to support product development of medical devices and diagnostics that address the Indian healthcare needs.
The objective of the Mission is to support:
This call seeks proposals to accelerate indigenous development of medical devices and diagnostic products. The primary focus of this call is towards therapeutic and diagnostic equipment in the following areas:
This call will support the following stages of product manufacturing and testing which can be completed in 30 months duration:
Human clinical testing – Clinical investigation/ clinical performance evaluation of medical devices in humans. These studies need to be undertaken through a CRO.
The proposals can be submitted:
An Indian Company is defined as one which is registered under the Indian Companies Act, 2013 and minimum 51% of the shares of the Company should be held by Indian Citizens holding Indian passport [Indian Citizens do not include Person of Indian Origin (PIO) and Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) holders].
This will include Academic Research Institutes, Universities, Research Foundation, Medical Colleges and Institutes – both public and private who are valid legal entities such as Trust, Society or established under central or state statute.
1. Applicant being an Indian academic scientist and researchers: -
2. Companies: -
3. Limited Liability Partnership: -
4. Indian institution/ universities/ public research organization: -
5. Society/ Trust/ NGO/ Foundation/ Association: -
c) NGO/ Foundation/ Association:
Proposals to be submitted online only. For proposal submission please log on to www.birac.nic.in. For details on Request for Proposal (RFP) and mission document, log on to: www.birac.nic.in/nationalbiopharmamission.php?cid=34
Call Opens: 31st October 2019; Last date of Submission: 12th December 2019 (5:00 PM)
For queries please contact:
Mission Director, PMU-NBM: firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Manager, NBM: email@example.com
Announcement Date: 31-10-2019
Last Submission Date: 12-12-2019 05:00 PM