The two institutes signed a 10-year memorandum of understanding
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Dhanbad and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Deoghar signed a 10-year memorandum of understanding (MoU) on November 28 to undertake collaborative research on lab-on-chip devices and drug designing. This collaboration aims to improve healthcare and help curb deadly diseases. Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal shared this update on his official Twitter handle.
.@IITISM_DHANBAD & AIIMS Deogarh have collaborated to undertake joint #research on drug designing & lab-on-chip devices. This move will focus on R&D in #healthcare & help us deal better with deadly diseases.— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) November 28, 2020
Wishing them good luck with this endeavour!https://t.co/1hC3PQl9A5 pic.twitter.com/XGsShDuXGM
At a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged several old healthcare facilities, this partnership will help in important exchanges in health sciences on biophysics, biotechnology and computer science engineering.
Director of IIT (ISM) Dhanbad, Rajiv Shekhar, said that several IITs in the country are taking such steps to collaborate and work on diagnostics, therapeutics, bio-pharma and vaccines.
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