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Pharma sector told to lay thrust on IPRs

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On this occasion, the Director of NIPER, Dr Shashi Bala Singh, set the tone for the workshop by emphasising on the importance and need to inculcate the IPR mindset in the potential workforce of the pharmaceutical sector.

Balanagar: National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), an Enterprise of DSIR, Ministry of Science and Technology, in association with National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Hyderabad, organised a half-day national workshop on 'Management of Intellectual Property in Academia-Industry Collaboration' on Thursday, Auditorium, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Balanagar.

On this occasion, the Director of NIPER, Dr Shashi Bala Singh, set the tone for the workshop by emphasising on the importance and need to inculcate the IPR mindset in the potential workforce of the pharmaceutical sector.

NRDC Chairman and Managing Director Dr H Purushotham, who was the chief guest, delivered the inaugural address on 'IP Management in Academia-Industry Collaboration' while addressing the faculty members of various pharmacy colleges, Research scholars, students of pharmacy, prospective entrepreneurs by sharing his expertise on routes of commercialisation of an invention, IP and other support from Govt of India etc.

He elaborated on how NRDC can help support the academicians, individual innovators/inventors, start ups, entrepreneurs and MSMEs through its various schemes. On this occasion, Dr Shashi Bala singh, Director, NIPER, Hyderabad and Dr H Pururshottam, CMC, NRDC, New Delhi exchanged MOA between NIPER, Hyderabad and NRDC for all IPR promotional services support.

The speakers delved on topics such as role of IP in Technology transfer and academia Industry collaboration, overview of IP and patent system in India and integrating IP tool for R&D and invention disclosure for patent protection and due diligence study.

The objective of the workshop was to sensitise IP and spreading the importance of IP culture among research faculties, students in converting ideas to commercialization and there by linking to industry. The workshop was attended by more than 150 students and faculty from NIPER Hyderabad and various pharmacy colleges in and around Hyderabad.

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