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State of The Art Program For Startups, Researchers, Technologists, Doctors…


A Hot-Desking service to explore and introspect the healthcare ecosystem by interacting with our Doctors, Scientists, Researchers, Bio-Medical team, startups, manufacturers as well as regulatory advice.

This unique ecosystem that is prevalent at the Mazumdar Shaw Medical Foundation can be the breeding ground for healthcare startup ideas. The CX : Clinical Experience program is tailor made understanding the needs of early stage exploratory entrepreneurs, clinicians, researchers, technology enthusiasts who want to understand the healthcare ecosystem.

CX Program gives one access to the following:​

  • Usage Charges 4000/Month (Plus GST as applicable)
  • Privilege card – Giving access to all clinical premises within Narayana Health City
  • Upto 2 hours every week working desk at MSMF
  • Upto 2 hours per month face-time with the matched clinician for interface
  • Regulatory liasoning support for FDA | ISO | CE | DGCI certification
  • Research proposal design and development for ethical committee clearance
  • Matching and partnering to apply as a Co-Principal Investigator for research grants
  • Pay per use access to
    • Wet labs, cell culture, flow cytometry, microscopy and biomaterial characterisation
    • 100 Mbps internet, amphitheatre to conduct events, conference room and video conference facility
  • Interactions with all the research programs at MSMF in the areas of cancer biology, immunology, informatics, biomaterials and clinicians in our network of hospitals

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Are you a healthcare startup enthusiast and often wondered how to get started in framing a problem statement that will fill a huge gap both in terms of a clinical need and a commercially viability?

In addition to the above question, healthcare also has a very complex environment and often not very inclusive in terms of encouraging the non-clinical backgrounds to interact and help problem solve too. Given the disruption that is underway with the consumer internet startups given the strong ecosystem built therein, healthcare is ripe for the same form of disruption but an ecosystem needs to be harnessed. The Mazumdar Shaw Medical Foundation (MSMF) was setup in 2014 with predominantly the same vision.We are empowering a series of interventions which is strengthening the healthcare technologies disruption. MSMF is based at the Narayana Health City which is an epitome of various forms of business model disruptions when it comes to cardiac surgery and using the economies of scale to bring down costs. Narayana Health is also the pioneer in designing the healthcare insurance program Yashaswani, which covers millions of farmers and peasants who pay an annual premium of Rupees 60 for comprehensive coverage of all surgical procedures and outpatient care. The scheme is unique in that it has overcome many of the problems associated with health insurance schemes for the poor (such as low levels of coverage and benefits).

The DNA to unleash new business thinking for healthcare morphed into a philanthropic unit which now encourages clinicians in-house at Narayana Health to prepare their research studies for an enterprise path and device a spin-off mechanism impacting healthcare delivery and affordability. The foundation also has the status of a technology business incubator under the Startup India initiative backed by the Government of India too.

The framework of a hospital environment with an innovation interface in the form of a translation research entity is the need of the hour. These structures give access to clinical samples, data and expertise that entails a breakthrough invention. Moreover, these structures will be ideally linked to state-of-the-art instrumentation to enable discovery and diagnostic delivery, and the experience to manage the resources and direct the developments.

Translational Research is the systematic movement of research findings into the development of innovative interventions, practices, and policies that may ultimately improve health and well-being, and also the use of knowledge derived from interventions, practices, and policies to inform research. We envision a bi-directional pathway between scientific research and community practice, bridging these two realms in more effective ways. Insights into the molecular and cellular basis of disease have been generated at an unprecedented pace in recent years, and the remaining challenge is to translate these basic research insights into clinical advances.

The conviction behind the Mazumdar Shaw Medical Foundation is the belief that only a vision, highly motivated by compassion can direct science towards intelligent innovations that convert today’s expensive medical discoveries into affordable solutions. The idea is to create a new hospital culture where every health-worker has ready access to resources for guided innovation at multiple levels.

Highlight Summary

  • Clinical Immersion—Direct experience in the clinical environment in which medical devices are used
  • Clinical Understanding—Improved understanding of diseases and treatment decisions
  • Team Building—Common experiences away from the office in a clinical setting
  • Idea Retention—More immediate understanding of the impact of medical devices on patient outcomes
  • Hands-On Learning—Additional familiarity with the performance of medical devices inside the body
  • Multi-disciplinary physician lectures and round-tables
  • In-person procedural observation for small groups
  • Internal broadcasting between clinical procedural areas and the startup teams
  • Hands-on simulation activities
  • Who can participate in the CX: Clinical Experience Program?

Anyone who is contemplating on a healthcare startup irrespective of your background as a researcher, technologist, doctor, engineer, business professional. You may be in your ideation phase or already have a team who maybe looking for a validation and need a motley crew of healthcare folks to run your idea by

  • What is the location of the program?

CX program shall be physically located at the Mazumdar Shaw Medical Foundation. It is based in the Narayana Health City campus, which made the dream of providing all the medical specialities within one compound a reality. With 5000 beds and several specialists in the field of neurology, neurosurgery, oncology, cardiology, haematology, pulmonology, immunology and paediatrics, the health city also houses the world’s largest cardiac care hospital that performs more than 60 cardiac surgeries per day. The ophthalmologists at Narayana Nethralaya regularly coordinate with specialists from these hospitals for the management of genetically inherited ocular conditions, complex paediatric / adult syndromic cases, ocular inflammations due to autoimmune diseases etc. The Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Centre is one of India’s largest Oncology institutes and provides treatment such as chemotherapy, plaque blachytherapy etc for Retinoblastoma patients.

  • How do I make the payment for the program?

Please do a NEFT to the following account and send us a screenshot, include the instruction “CX Program Registration”:

Bank name : Corporation Bank

Account holder : Mazumdar Shaw Medical Foundation

Account number : 520141020794351

IFSC : CORP0001374

  • How do I get started and keep track of my service utilisation?

Once you register for the program, you will get a time-sheet for all the services you use and track your utilisation

  • Who is my point of contact to help identify my collaborators?

The TBI team works closely with the clinical research team at Narayana hospitals and others too. Once the team interacts with you and understands your need, they will do the match making in the network and facilitate the interactions

  • Can I get my team members with me during the course of the Cx program?

The program is designed for individuals and also priced economically to optimise the foundation resources

  • What are the equipment and the infrastructure for me to use at MSMF?

Click this link to see the equipment and the infrastructure