In Russia, a consortium of manufacturers of medical devices

The largest Russian developers and manufacturers of medical equipment announced the formation with the support of the Ministry of industry and trade of the consortium. The decision on creation of a consortium motivated by the need to localize the most critical types of medical equipment on the territory of the Russian Federation in connection with risks and threats arising from the spread of coronavirus infection, said the Ministry of industry and trade.

The consortium will be formed around concerns “KRET”, “Schwabe” (part of state Corporation rostec), “Almaz-Antey”, “Morinformsistema-Agat”, “Tactical missiles”.

“In light of recent events it has become evident that a number of critical positions, we depend on the chain imports. This applies both to finished medical equipment and parts for the products that we are able to produce. In the current situation, localization is the need, and implement it we need in the shortest possible time. That is why we made a bid for the enterprises of the military-industrial complex: they have the necessary competence, qualifications and, most importantly, experience of accelerated development and mobilization in crisis situations”, – said the head of Ministry of industry and trade Denis Manturov. He stressed that the consortium is not closed – it is open to all comers manufacturers of medical equipment. The reference region of the consortium will be Sverdlovsk oblast.

One of the key objectives of the Association along with the creation of a line of domestic equipment in all critical areas, will become “integration” of the whole system in a single digital platform that will allow the aggregation and integration of data, their analysis in real time, producing a digital profile, maintaining electronic medical records.

The consortium plans to conclude an agreement with the Ministry of industry for the formation of technical requirements to produce products, to the conditions of their certification. Manufactured medical devices to be entered in the register of the Russian radio-electronic equipment for providing this product additional preferences after its release on the market.

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