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NUST signs MoU with Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology on clinical support for medical devices!
NUST and Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology (RIC) have entered into an agreement for clinical support & guidance for the cardiac devices and products being developed and produced at NUST Medical Devices Development Centre (MDDC). The products include Bare Metal Stents (BMS), Drug Eluting Stents (DES), Angioplasty Balloon Catheters and upcoming devices like Diagnostic Angiographic Catheters and Heart Valves. A delegation led by Maj Gen Azhar Mahmood Kayani (Retd), Executive Director RIC, visited NUST on May 28, 2019, to ink the agreement.

As per the agreement, the clinical team of MDDC will be headed by Maj Gen Kayani, and this bilateral relationship will focus on the indigenisation of cost-effective cardiovascular devices and implants for the benefit of the general public of Pakistan.

Rector NUST, Lt Gen Naweed Zaman, HI (M), (Retd), greeted the delegation and thanked the RIC team and Gen Kayani for joining hands with NUST in this programme of national significance. Gen Kayani expressed his happiness over NUST’s commitment to the noble cause of bringing expensive medical devices within the reach of common man; he said that indigenous production of medical devices will be a remarkable breakthrough in the Pakistani medical devices industry.

MDDC is Pakistan’s first and only facility for indigenous production of cardiac stents and angioplasty balloon catheters. It aims to start commercial production of its current products very soon.

 

July 2, 2019

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