IIT Bombay unveils the nation's first-of-its-kind GMP facility at any academic institution
10X GMP Facility at IIT Bombay, 10X GMP Facility
10X GMP Facility at IIT Bombay, 10X GMP Facility, IIT Bombay
10X GMP Facility at IIT Bombay, 10X GMP Facility, IIT Bombay
10X GMP Facility at IIT Bombay, 10X GMP Facility, IIT Bombay

The 10X GMP facility at IIT Bombay is the first-of-its-kind in India and will help to manufacture products for human trials. This facility will encourage researchers to manufacture breakthrough products in healthcare which are 10 times cheaper better or faster than anything currently available. This will make treatment of complex diseases like types of Cancer, much more affordable without any compromise on quality and efficacy. IIT Bombay has a strong pipeline of products awaiting the launch of this GMP.  Researchers from IIT Bombay showcased breakthrough treatment solutions based on their cutting-edge research which have gone past animal trials.

This technologically sophisticated GMP has many unique features. It is flexible enough to accommodate a product change every few weeks. While it provides top-of-the-line sterility, the biosafety level can also be flexibly changed to suit the concerned product requirements. As many as four independent products can be simultaneously manufactured in this GMP without risk of cross-contamination. It will also be a partnership opportunity for small and medium-sized Pharma companies which can use this facility because it may not be viable for them to set up and operate such a complex facility on their own.
To learn more about this groundbreaking facility: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7z9Z4gMoJs0&t=458s

The establishment of this facility has been funded and program managed by Mr. Raj Nair, a Distinguished Alumnus of IIT Bombay and Chairman of Avalon Consulting, Germinait Solutions and AGR Knowledge Services. Mr. Ajit Jawle, Chairman of Knexir Consultants Pvt Ltd and an esteemed alumnus of IIT Bombay, deserves special recognition for his unwavering dedication to and huge contribution to designing and overseeing every aspect of bringing this unique facility to fruition.

The inauguration ceremony was graced by eminent personalities from both industry and academia, underscoring the significance of this endeavour. Chief Guest Dr. C.S. Pramesh, Director of the Tata Memorial Hospital; Guest of Honour Padma Shri Dr. Raman Gangakhedkar, former Dr. CG Pandit National Chair, Indian Council of Medical Research and Dr. G S Bhuvaneswar, Adjunct Professor at IIT Madras were among the esteemed dignitaries who honoured the occasion with their presence. The Institute was represented by Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri, Director, Prof. Ravindra D. Gudi, Dean (Alumni and Corporate Relations) and Prof. PV Balaji, Head of the Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering.

A symposium on "World Class MedTech Manufacturing through Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Quality Management System (QMS)" provided a platform for health experts from academia and industry to exchange ideas and insights.