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India’s first mobile COVID-19 diagnostic unit, I-Lab created in record 8...

This mobile testing facility that has biosafety facility and is capable of performing RT-PCR as well as ELISA tests, will be deployed through the DBT testing hubs to remote regions of the country.....................

India Alliance partners RTI International India to set up ‘COVID-19 Catalytic...

The “COVID-19 Catalytic Partnership” set up by DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance and RTI International India would allow researchers based in academia, industry and the social sector in India to take up COVID-19-related research that has an immediate transformative impact and future possibilities................

COVID-19: DBT’s NBRIC emerges as key convergence platform to fuel Made-in-India...

Within a month of its inception, the National Biomedical Resources Indigenization Consortium constituted by the Department of Biotechnology, has seen active engagement from several major stakeholders of Indian biomedical resources innovation community

DBT to establish 4 COVID-19 Bio Banks for facilitating research &...

The four Bio Repositories under the purview of the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) are NCR-Biotech Science Cluster including THSTI, Faridabad – Clinical samples and RCB Faridabad –Viral samples; Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar;  InStem, Bangalore;  and ILBS, New Delhi....................

New research findings by Indian scientists might improve rice productivity

In a new study, researchers from the leading institutes in India have identified a region in the genome of rice, which seems to have the potential for improving productivity.........................

Ashwagandha takes lead in IIT-Delhi study to be COVID-19 warrior

Researchers have been working on natural compounds from Ashwagandha and Propolis for the past several years and are now exploring the possibility of some of their bio-actives to interact with severe acute respiratory syndrome-CoronaVirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2).................

DBT constitutes N-BRIC to drive indigenous innovation

The consortium constituted by Department of Biotechnology, GOI will be based out of C-CAMP Bengaluru and aims to provide a collaborative platform for building indigenous biomedical resources towards a self-reliant biotech ecosystem...............

DBT-BIRAC COVID-19 Research Consortium recommends 70 proposals for funding

The shortlisted proposals include 10 vaccine candidates, 34 diagnostics products or scale-up facilities, 10 therapeutics options, 02 proposals on drug repurposing, and 14 projects which are categorized as preventive interventions......................

Scientists to culture novel coronavirus in human lung epithelial cell

Indian scientists are attempting to grow novel coronavirus in human cell lines, which will enable in vitro testing of potential drugs and vaccines against the COVID-19............................

DBT-BIRAC backed COVID-19 Research Consortium funds 16 proposals, seeks more applications

Proposals have been sought on the development of diagnostics, vaccines, therapeutics, and other interventions. Among 500 applications received so far, 16 proposals have been recommended for funding support