The delegation further promoted the domestic manufacturing industry through shared national facilities (such as GLP analysis facilities, cell line databases and the establishment of clinical trial networks).
Department OF Biotechnology – National Biopharma Mission
25 March 2021 Current Affairs:The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) has initiated the National Biopharmaceutical Mission approved by the Cabinet, with the aim of strengthening emerging biotech companies across India. Industry-Academia Collaborative Mission for Accelerating Discovery Research to Early Development for Biopharmaceuticals – Innovate in India (I3) Empowering biotech entrepreneurs & accelerating inclusive innovation is name of the mission.
About National Biopharma Mission:
♦ A National Biopharma mission was initiated to support small and medium-sized enterprises so that they can overcome the risks associated with the early stages of product development. It promotes entrepreneurship by supporting enhanced interconnections between industry and academia. It also provides guidance and training for academia, innovators and entrepreneurs. The delegation further promoted the domestic manufacturing industry through shared national facilities (such as GLP analysis facilities, cell line databases and the establishment of clinical trial networks).
Objectives of the mission:
♦ Develop products from potential customers who are in the advanced stage of the product development life cycle.
♦ Strengthen and establish a shared infrastructure to verify and manufacture products.
♦ Develop human capital by providing specialized training to address the “key skills gap” between researchers and nascent biotech companies.
♦ Create and strengthen technology transfer and intellectual property management capabilities in the public and private sectors.
Targets of the Mission:
♦ Develop 5 kinds of biopharmaceutical products, such as biotherapeutics, vaccines, medical equipment and diagnostics.
♦ Establish shared infrastructure and facilities, such as GLP verification and reference laboratories.
♦ Medical technology verification facility.
♦ Translation and interdisciplinary research, process development and cell line development.
♦ Establish and establish technology transfer offices in the public and private sectors.
♦ To teach the development of technical and non-technical skills.