NIPERs must establish national level testing labs for pharma products: Mansukh Mandaviya

As per Mr Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers, NIPERs can be self-sustainable by generating their own resources through research and testing activities

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New Delhi: A meeting of the  Directors of  National  Institute of Pharmaceuticals Education and Research (NIPERs) –Mohali, Raebareill, Hajipur, and Guwahati was held recently through video conferencing on 11th June. It was aimed at reviewing their performance in research and innovation activities especially with regard to the ways in which NIPERs have and can contribute in the country’s fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
The discussions were chaired by Mr Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Mandaviya stressed that the NIPERs can be self-sustainable by generating their own resources through research and testing activities. He also emphasized that NIPERs should focus not only on product development but also on the scope of their commercialization should also be explored.
The Minister suggested also that all NIPERs should try to establish the National level testing labs for the pharma products as a source of revenue generations. Government and Private Sector Pharmaceutical Companies and Agencies can approach NIPERs for use of the Testing Lab on a commercial basis.
On behalf of NIPERs, the first presentation was done by the Director, NIPER Mohali. He highlighted the various achievements in the field of R&D and pharma education by the Institute. He also made a presentation for NIPER Raibareli where he holds the charge of Director. Director, NIPER Guwahati and Director, NIPER Hajipur also made presentations for their Institutes.