AIC-CCMB signs agreement with Thermo Fisher to help advance innovation in India

16 April 2024 | News

Thermo Fisher has equipped AIC-CCMB with state-of-the-art platforms

The Atal Incubation Centre-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (AIC-CCMB), a premier bio-incubator in Hyderabad, has signed an agreement with Thermo Fisher Scientific. The agreement includes equipping AIC-CCMB’s state-of-the-art facility, the Centre for Innovation, with cutting-edge technology to enable scientists in startups with opportunities to enhance their expertise and entrepreneurial acumen.

Speaking on the agreement, Dr Madhusudhana Rao, CEO, AIC-CCMB said “As one of the largest facilities supporting startups in healthcare, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, AIC-CCMB endeavors to build an ecosystem that fosters innovation. Through our agreement with Thermo Fisher Scientific, we are enabling startups to drive research initiatives and reduce time-to-market for new products.”

Thermo Fisher has equipped this Centre for Innovation with state-of-the-art platforms such as CellInsight CX7 LZR Pro High Content Screening Platform, KingFisher Flex automated nucleic purification system, EVOS M7000 imaging system as well as laboratory freezers and refrigerators, and thermal cyclers. These  tools will help scientists in research, drug discovery and assay development to support molecular biology, protein biology, cell biology and cell analysis workflows.

“The Government of India’s flagship initiatives such as the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), are aimed at fostering an ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship. We are proud to work with the various bio-incubators to set up these Centres for Innovation as a part of our nationwide efforts to support innovative startups in becoming scalable and sustainable,” stated Srinath Venkatesh, Managing Director, India & South Asia, Thermo Fisher Scientific.


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