INDIA – The Society for Applied Microwave Electronics Engineering and Research (SAMEER) and Siemens Healthineers have joined forces to develop innovative technologies for advancing healthcare and diagnostic access in India.

SAMEER is an autonomous research and development (R&D) institution under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India.

SAMEER and Siemens Healthineers have agreed to leverage core scientific advances in healthcare technologies, particularly in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Linear Accelerators (LINAC).

In addition, the two parties will pursue R&D activities to make low-cost MRIs available in India to provide quality, and affordable healthcare and diagnostic access for every patient.

The partnership will play an essential role in Siemens Healthineers’ expansion plans to achieve the future of healthcare. India is a strategic market for Siemens Healthineers.

It builds on Siemens Healthineers‘ enduring commitment to India, where it has been advancing healthcare outcomes for over 90 years, manufacturing world-class products for over 60 years, and leveraging SAMEER’s research and development talent for over 30 years.

It will also build on the gains of the Digital India Programme that has paved the way for India to move from being a consumer of technology to a producer of technology, devices, and products.

Moreover, SAMEER and Siemens Healthineers proposed partnership has a long vision of creating local industry access for Siemens Healthineers, and in turn, SAMEER will get access to next-generation research in advanced healthcare technologies.

The partnership aligns with India’s commitment to bringing together innovation, education, healthcare, and talent to strengthen healthcare infrastructure and deliver the right treatment at the right time everywhere.

Welcoming the strategic deal, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Union Minister of State for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship and Electronics & IT, said: “Siemens Healthineers is a good partner of India not only in health care but also in other sectors.”

He disclosed that the Indian Government is prepared to partner with global companies willing to set up manufacturing bases in India, noting that the healthcare sector in India represents a big market.

We are supportive of R&D models based on co-development between global companies and India’s vast network of academic institutions,” Chandrasekhar noted.

He underscored that the government is working closely with industry leaders and academicians in the semiconductor sector.

The Government of India is willing to sit with experts from the healthcare sector to chart out the curriculum for grooming the next-gen talent in India,” the Minister added.

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