ICMR boosts funding for biotherapeutic drugs

Since 2010, the combined funds sanctioned for genomics and bioinformatics projects by the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR), stood close to Rs 1 crore


According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), there is no centralized database or registry existing to obtain data on clinical research on therapeutic drugs. But, ICMR is promoting research in the area of bioinformatics and genomics as per details given below since the year 2010 till date:-

The grant released for bioinformatics project is Rs 315.31 lakh including the adhoc projects costing Rs 211.86 lakh and fellowship projects Rs 154.56 lakh. The genomics project, the grant released is Centre for Advance Research at Rs 610.38 lakh including adhoc projects at Rs 240.79 lakh. The fellowship projects were upto the tune of 52 lakhs.

The information was provided by Mr Ghulam Nabi Azad, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare in a written reply to the Lok Sabha on February 08, 2014.

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