SAMRC/TIA Medical Device and Diagnostic Innovation Cluster (MeDDIC) Call for Proposals: Localization of Medical Device Manufacture

Request for Applications
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SAMRC/TIA Medical Device and Diagnostic Innovation Cluster (MeDDIC) Call for Proposals: Localization of Medical Device Manufacture
15 April 2021
14 May 2021, 5 PM SA time

The SAMRC hosts the Medical Device and Diagnostic Innovation Cluster (MeDDIC) under its Global Health Innovation Accelerator (GHIA) Program. MeDDIC is a national initiative, supported by the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), aimed at stimulating and intensifying technology innovation within the sector as well as encouraging an integrated ecosystem in support of increasing the competitiveness of the industry.

MeDDIC is seeking to fund opportunities for increasing the local content of existing medical devices by localizing the manufacture of either key components of or complete medical devices. The RFA is specifically aimed at medical devices already in the public sector market in South Africa that are either fully or substantially imported. As such, new medical devices in development will not be considered for funding unless they can directly replace an imported or largely imported device already in use in the public healthcare sector in the country. One such example of an identified need is for the manufacture of components of the ventilator patient circuits, especially the CPAP masks.

For this RFA preference will be given to proposals that:

  • Bring together all the required expertise and capability to manufacture the medical devices of interest or key components thereof
  • Address a technology and/or manufacturing capability currently limited or not available in the country
  • Aim to deliver a registered product ready for manufacture within a maximum of 12-18 months
  • Will result in products or components that are rapidly scalable in terms of manufacture and deployment
  • Will result in products or components that are competitively priced

Please consult the RFA Document  for more details on the RFA requirements, eligibility and application processes. Application documents must be emailed to by 5 pm SA time on 14 May 2021 and must include:

  • The fully completed Proposal Template  signed by the relevant authority at the institution/company and the primary applicant/project leader
  • The fully completed Budget Template  in Excel

See SAMRC Terms and Conditions of Funding  for general conditions of funding, including eligible and non-eligible costs.

Applications received after the closing date and time will not be considered for funding.

Friday, May 14, 2021 - 17:00