Scientific & Surgical Dealers & Manufacturers Association (SIDMA) is a non-profit Association consisting of Scientific Instruments & accessories manufacturers &dealers.
The need for the association arose in the year 1993 when the sales tax was increased from 8% to 12.5%. The initiative was taken by 7 founder members of SIDMA who ensured that members of the scientific instrument industry got together, formed SIDMA and went on strike. There was all around opposition of this increase and the strike went on for 22 days. The members, at that time realised the need to have a platform to voice their concerns about the problems they face in the business. It also made the members to come together and act as a unified industry.
From a few members in 1993, the association is now having strength of over 250 members, mostly from Western part of India who are closely knit. SIDMA is a platform which gives them an opportunity to interact with each other.
The Association is committed to further its activities for the overall benefit of members and the scientific community and will continue to organise events in various fields. Our aim is to make this a wide spread organisation covering more and more members from various fields.