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Medical Starch Project

Global modified starch market is estimated to be valued at USD 12.1 billion in 2023 and is projected to reach USD 19.8 billion by 2033.

What is Medical Starch?

Medical starch, derived from corn, is a specialized form of starch tailored for medical applications. Its benefits lie in its biocompatibility, making it safe for use in medical adhesives, pharmaceuticals, diagnostic tools, and surgical supplies. As a renewable and biodegradable material, it not only enhances patient safety but also aligns with sustainable practices. Investing in the production of medical starch presents an opportunity to support innovative, eco-friendly solutions in the healthcare industry, ensuring both profitability and positive environmental impact.

Medical Starch Industrial Project:

Technology Exchange and Coordination (Pvt.) Ltd. is an industrial consulting firm specializing in Maize and Sugarcane-based export-led projects. With over 30 years of expertise in setting up industries from project identification to boiler firing and customized feasibility studies, we have established ourselves as leaders in the field and have successfully set up multi-billion successful green field projects while keeping in view the demand and future trends of the industry.

Applications of Medical starch in various sectors of industry:

Medical starch, owing to its biocompatible and versatile nature, finds applications across diverse sectors of industry. Here are its applications:


1. Medical Adhesives and Wound Care:


Surgical Glues: Medical starch is used in the formulation of surgical glues for wound closure, reducing the need for sutures.

Wound Dressings: Starch-based materials are utilized in advanced wound dressings due to their absorbent and biocompatible properties.


2. Pharmaceuticals:


Tablet Binders: Starch acts as a binder in pharmaceutical tablets, ensuring their structural integrity.

Capsule Shells: Modified starch is used in the production of vegetarian and vegan-friendly capsule shells for medications.


3. Diagnostic Tools:


Diagnostic Test Strips: Starch-based materials enable the development of diagnostic strips for various medical conditions such as diabetes.

Medical Imaging: Starch is used in certain medical imaging technologies, enhancing the visibility of imaging results.


4. Surgical Tools and Supplies:


Sterilization Wraps: Starch-based wraps and pouches are used for sterilizing surgical instruments, ensuring their safety and integrity.

Gloves and Drapes: Starch coatings facilitate the donning of medical gloves and are used in sterilized drapes.


5. Dental Industry:


Dental Impressions: Starch-based materials are employed in dental impressions, ensuring precise molding for various dental procedures.


6. Tissue Engineering:


Scaffolds: Starch-based scaffolds are used in tissue engineering, providing temporary structures for cell growth and tissue regeneration.


7. Cosmetics and Personal Care:


Cosmetic Formulations: Starch derivatives are used in cosmetics for their natural thickening and stabilizing properties.

Skin Care Products: Starch-based ingredients are used in skincare products for their absorbent qualities.


8. Food Industry:


Food Thickeners: Modified starch is used as a thickening agent in food products, enhancing texture and consistency.

Glazing Agent: Starch coatings are used for glazing confectionery items, providing a glossy finish.


9. Paper and Textile Industry:


Paper Sizing: Starch is used in paper sizing, enhancing paper quality and printability.

Textile Sizing: Starch coatings on fabrics facilitate weaving by improving their strength and stability.


10. Biodegradable Products:


Biodegradable Packaging: Starch-based materials are used in the production of biodegradable packaging, reducing environmental impact.


Medical starch, with its wide-ranging applications, is a valuable and adaptable material that contributes to advancements in various sectors while promoting sustainability and biocompatibility.

TECHNOLOGY EXCHANGE AND COORDINATION (PVT) LTD. offers the following services:


1.  Project Identification

2. Technical Feasibility Study

3. Preparing the equipment and know-how package for setting up a new industry

4. Arranging Transfer of Technology.

5. Arranging collaboration with Chinese Manufacturers.

6. Organizing maximum possible local Fabrication of the Equipment by managing technical know-how and experts from China.

7. Providing supervision/coordination during Project Implementation.

8. Training Services.

9. Market Research and Studies

10. Exploring joint venture partner in the international market


Seeing any project through from its selection to commercial production can severely test the resources of any organization. The project identification, preparation of realistic technical/financial feasibility reports, preparation of equipment and know-how package, exploring and evaluating the manufacturers in China for direct business, negotiating the contract, and providing effective supervision during project implementation is the specialized task of TEC.

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