Thiruvananthapuram | Union Minister for Science and Technology Dr. Harsh Vardhan has expressed confidence that Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB) in the Kerala capital will emerge as a major growth centre in the biotech and bio-pharma sectors.
The minister, who was recently in Kerala for three days, posted a message in his Facebook account on his return to Delhi saying RGCB will be offering state-of-the art test and prove platforms to investors in these sectors. These platforms will be used to carry out pre-clinical, analytical, toxicological and biological assays to validate biotech or biological products.
RGCB is planning to build clusters of growth centres which would be home to international societies of scientists linked to biotechnology, he said. Backed by the governments liberal FDI policy, this is a winner situation, he added.
Dr.Harsh Vardhan had dedicated to the nation Phase-I of the Bio Innovation Centre of the RGCB in Thiruvananthapuram last week. This is conceptualised as a unique knowledge centre and high-level hub in biotechnology.
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