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Uttar Pradesh to get multidisciplinary institute to meet healthcare needs

Lucknow: With the aim of meeting the emerging challenges of industry and society in health care, the state government will soon set up the International Institute of Pharmacy and Bioengineering Education and Research (IIPBER) in Uttar Pradesh.

The proposed institute will be utilising all available local resources, including the human capital, for creating global technologies in areas like drug and vaccine, gene, cell and tissue therapy, diagnostic kits, biomedical and medical services.

“The institute likely to come up either in Lucknow or Jewar in Noida will be an autonomous body under the APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU),” said an official adding that the final decision on the nodal agency for preparing of detailed project report (DPR) is yet to be taken. The official said IIPBER is among the key projects under the six-month action plan of the technical education department in the Yogi 2.0 government and it will serve as technical support to policymakers, regulators, industry and act as a bridge for industry-academia-society.

For speedy execution of the project, the government has set up a five-member core committee with GN Singh, former drug controller of India and advisor to UP CM as the chairman.

Other members, include prof BN Mishra from the biotechnology department of Institute of Engineering and Technology; AK Pandey, senior vice-president, Alkem Laboratories Limited; JN Verma, founder, chief scientific officer and managing director of Lifecare Innovations; and Prof Prahlad K Seth, former director, CSIR-IITR and former CEO Biotech Park. IIPBER will have three schools – Pharmacy and Medicine, Applied Sciences and Bio-engineering, and Management, Public Policy, Humanities and Social Sciences. Together, there will 15 departments and 20 Centers of Excellence. Besides, there will be three innovation centers, each in R&D institute and university clusters, industry clusters and unorganised sectors. Also, there will be 12 other centres in major areas like tissue engineering, multiomics facility, cell and cell product fermentation facility, skill development, business development etc.

AKTU VC Prof PK Mishra said the institute will create opportunities for graduate technologists, biotechnologists, pharmacists and medical experts to solve the health problems of people.

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