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Ministry of Ayush inks MoU with DBT for biotechnological interventions in ayurveda

25 May 2022 | News

Emphasis would be given to mechanistic studies of Ayurveda Therapeutics using animal models of disease and other advanced analytical methods along with data analytical tools

image credit- PIB

image credit- PIB

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Ministry of Ayush and Department of Biotechnology (DBT) by Secretary, Ministry of Ayush and Secretary, DBT.

The combination of traditional healthcare and biotechnology would enable tremendous possibilities to undertake innovative and path-breaking research which can be used for the exploration of various Fundamental principles of Ayush systems. 

There is a need of multi-pronged and technological ways for the exploration and application of this ancient scientific system of health care into the public health care domain.

The MoU between Ministry of Ayush and Department of Biotechnology is for mutual collaboration to explore the possibility of cooperation, convergence and synergy to bring out the expertise under one platform towards evidence based biotechnological interventions in Ayush sector.

Biotechnological R&D and Ayush Interventions are intended to improve quality of life as well as life span (Vayahsthaapana Rasayana) and bring down the associated morbidity pertaining to chronic diseases such as diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, osteoarthritis, cachexia, pain management and infectious diseases for example tuberculosis.  

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