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  • Published on 2019-02-09

    IAV, a high-end research facility, is the first virology institute in India to be linked to Global Virus Network The Institute of Advanced Virology (IAV), a high-end research facility, will have a key role in identifying the factors leading to the re-emergence of diseases in the State, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said. Inaugurating the Phase 1 A building of the IAV at the Bio 360 Life Science Park at Thonnakkal, near here, on Saturday, Mr. Vijayan said the first virology institute in

  • Published on 2019-03-11
    Department of Biotechnology ,Ministry of Science and Technology , Government of India invites nominations for Biotech Process,Product Development and Commercialisation Award 2019.Nominations are requested from scientists/innovators /entrepreneurs/institutions /companies both in public as well as private sector for their outstanding contributions towards development and commercialisation of a process/technology/product in Biotechnology/Biological Sciences including agriculture,medical and environ
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  • Published on 2019-03-11
    Biotechnology Industry Research Assistant Council (BIRAC) announces Call for Proposals under Promoting Academic Research Conversion to Enterprise (PACE), Small Business Innovation Research Initiative (SBIRI) and Biotechnology Industry Partnership Programme(BIPP) for Supporting Affordable Product/Technology Development.The current call of BIRAC is focused on pre-identified priority areas under three sectors: Healthcare, Industrial Biotechnology and Agriculture which are of national, social or co
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  • Published on 2018-09-26
    Kerala has received international recognition for its effective prevention measures against Nipah virus outbreak. The Institute of Human Virology (IFIV) in Baltimore recently honoured Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijay-an and Health Minister K K Shylaja for the government's efforts in curbing the outbreak. Noted bio-medical scientist and co-founder of the institute Dr Robert C Gallo presented awards to the Chief Minister and the Health Minister. The reception accorded to the Chief Minister and the
  • Published on 2018-09-26

    The Indian vaccine industry began as a network of state-owned manufacturers supplying basic pediatric vaccines to the national immunization programme. In recent times, the number of private owned firms active in the sector has grown rapidly. Their success in bringing low cost vaccine solutions to the public vaccine market is an important driver behind the emergence of the sector. As the industry is becoming more sophisticated, there is an increasing focus on innovation. Across the industry, a

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  • Published on 2018-09-08
    NIT-C partners with FACT for the pilot plant How often have you given a thought to recycling of plastic waste into fuel? Well, a technology developed by the National Institute of Technology, Calicut, (NIT-C), to convert assorted plastics to useful petroleum products is bringing the idea to fruition. The NIT-C and the FACT Engineering Design and Organisation (FEDO), the consultancy division of Kochi-based FACT Ltd, have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the design and implementation o
  • Published on 2018-06-14

    India has been witnessing a good growth in economic and industrial development, which leads to increasing needs on education and calls for a highly diversified human resource. India is many paradigm shifts in the social, business and industrial environment. The onus of making available the skilled human resource lies on system of higher education.

    The evolving science in the biotech sector is leading to a demand for high-skilled jobs in India. However, a wide gap currently exists betwee

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  • Published on 2018-06-14

    Officials say tighter regulations the cause; activists say no watertight system of monitoring in place


    There is a gradual revival in the number of clinical trials being done in India.From an all time low of 17 clinical trials approved by the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) in 2013, the number has slowly increased to 97 in 2017, a more than 400% jump in five years

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  • Published on 2017-04-17

    The government will extend all support to develop the Bioscience Research and Training Centre (BRTC), set up by the Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (KVASU), to a world-class research institute, Agriculture Minister V.S. Sunilkumar has said.

    Inaugurating the BRTC, set up at the Bio 360 Life Sciences Park at Thonnakkal, here on 17.04.2018 (Wednesday), he said at least Rs. 30 crore was required to develop the centre as envisaged. The government would mobilise funds for the

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  • Published on 2018-06-30

    Chief Minister to lay foundation stone for virology institute on Wednesday

    When Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan laid the foundation stone for the Institute of Advanced Virology at the Life Sciences Park at Thonnakkal  on 30.05.2018 (Wednesday), marking Kerala’s first step towards becoming a key player in advanced virology research.

    The institute to become functional by December is aimed at shaking off the dependence on laboratories elsewhere for timely

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