India & France to cooperate over bioscience R&D

The agreement signed between the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the Institut National de la Santeet de la RechercheMedicale (INSERM), France in the various bioscience research areas, has been ratified by the union cabinet meeting held on 13th June

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(File Photo) The Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi and the President of the French Republic, Mr Emmanuel Macron witnessing the exchange of agreements between India and France.

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has been apprised of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which was signed in March 2018 between the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the Institut National de la Santeet de la RechercheMedicale (INSERM), France.

The MoU aims at cooperation in areas of common interest within the medical, life sciences and health research fields. Based on scientific excellence on both sides, the parties have agreed to have a specific focus upon diabetes and metabolic disorders; bio-ethics with focus on ethics and regulatory issues of gene editing techniques; rare diseases; and any other areas of mutual interest can be considered after discussions between the two sides.

The MoU will further strengthen relations between ICMR and INSERM within the framework of international scientific and technological cooperation in fields of mutual interest. The scientific excellence on two sides will help to successfully work on health research in specified areas.