Indian and Canadian Researchers Join Hands to Develop New Drugs for Malaria

Indian and Canadian researchers have collaborated to form an international malaria research group in order to develop new drugs to tackle the fatal disease.

The funds for the consortium will be provided jointly by the International Science and Technology Partnerships Canada and the Department of Biotechnology of Government of India.

Three academic institutions and two private sector Companies have selected their research team to form the consortium.

Lakshmi P. Kotra, Director at the Centre for Molecular Design and Preformulations said that the researchers are working together to unite the new technologies developed by the partners and create new ways so that one technique will help in increasing the efficacy of another technique.

Virander Chauhan, Director, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, said that it was quite interesting to watch different experts coming together and sharing their knowledge in trying to form novel treatment options for the deadly disease.

The organisations who will take part in the consortium are: the University Health Network/University of Toronto, Therapure Biopharma, Lifecare Innovations, the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, and the Birla Institute of Technology and Science.

Canadians will get to know more about Indian culture as the year 2011 will be celebrated as the Year of India in Canada. So people in Canada will get to hear more news related to India.