Healthium Medtech Limited (“Company” or “Healthium Medtech”), a global medical devices company focused on surgical, post-surgical and chronic care, today was awarded the ‘India Medical Device Award’ as Runner-Up in the category ‘India Medical Device Leader of the Year’, from the Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India. The 7th Annual India Pharma and India Medical Device Awards ceremony took place at Dr. Ambedkar International Centre in New Delhi, where the Company was conferred the recognition by the Hon’ble Minister of State for Chemicals & Fertilizers, Shree Bhagwanth Khuba.
Healthium Medtech is India’s largest independent medical devices company in the surgical consumables market. 1 in 5 surgeries globally, uses a Healthium product as of 31st March 2021. It is also the largest non-captive surgical needles manufacturer globally by volume and the third-largest Company overall in the urology collection devices market in the U.K. as of fiscal 2021.
Healthium Medtech has eight integrated and scaled manufacturing facilities, several of which have global accreditations and registrations, including with US FDA, C.E., TGA, CDSCO and ISO. The accreditation of its manufacturing facilities reiterates its focus on patient safety and is an essential requirement for the company’s products to be used in treating patients globally and expanding its export base. It exports its range of products to over 80 countries and its direct sales force reaches 18,000 hospitals and 40,000 surgeons across India covering 90% of the districts with secondary Healthcare facilities. It has over 64 patents in US, Europe and India including pending applications as of 31st July, 2021. Healthium has also been at the forefront in supporting the healthcare industry during the pandemic.
India can only achieve self-reliance in medical devices, a key sector for the Indian and global economy, by strengthening its R&D infrastructure as it is instrumental in driving access and pace of Innovation, which are essential to help India become a global medical devices exports hub.
With the above-mentioned objectives, Government of India, Department of Pharmaceuticals has set up this Award Scheme to recognize and reward valuable contributions in the industry. The award focuses on overall performance and exports, products used in COVID management, R&D focus and patents filed, in order to award excellence.
Speaking on the occasion, Anish Bafna, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Healthium Medtech, said, “It is a great honour for us at Healthium Medtech to be conferred the ‘India medical device award’ as Runner-Up in the ‘Medical Device Leader of the Year’ category. The award demonstrates our strong commitment towards self-reliance and is testimony to our efforts during the pandemic in supporting the healthcare industry, our focus on R & D is demonstrated through fast-tracking the pace of innovations and facilitating global access to precision Medtech. It also reflects our collaborative approach and determination to deliver quality MedTech for our patients and consumers around the world. Our thanks to the Government of India for bestowing us with this honour and we will continue to focus on R&D as we aim to make products that address the needs of patients and medical professionals globally.