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DRL and Purdue varsity in drug research Memorandum of Understanding

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To forge a strategic partnership in a range of research areas and novel technologies in the field of pharma processes and product development

The US-based Purdue University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (DRL) to strengthen pharma research and development, as reported in PTI.

According to a statement issued by the University, the intent of the MoU is to forge a strong strategic partnership in a range of research areas and novel technologies in the field of pharma processes and product development.

Suresh Garimella, Executive Vice-President for Research and Partnerships, Purdue, and his counterpart Amit Biswas, Executive Vice-President and Global Head of Integrated Product Development, signed the MoU.

Reportedly, the MoU will advance the ‘Purdue Moves’ drug discovery initiative to translate basic research into life-changing treatments.

“Purdue has tremendous strength in pharma drug discovery and development research, but we need additional partners to help translate our discoveries through the delivery of a medicine or technology,” Garimella said.

“The partnership with the Indian drug maker combines strengths that could lead to world-changing research,” he added.

Areas of planned collaborative research and education include targeted drug delivery, manufacturing technology, scale-up of pharmaceutical operations, process engineering, and research and development methodologies and technology.

“The collaboration will include student engagement and faculty exchanges and may include a site at Purdue Research Park,” the statement further said.

Biswas said that the long-term research partnership will help accelerate innovative drug development and manufacturing excellence.

“The long-term research partnership augurs well for DRL’s philosophy of providing access to innovative, high-quality medicines to global patients at affordable cost,” he added.

EP News BureauMumbai

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