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GITAM, Japan-based pharma firm sign MoU

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VISAKHAPATNAM: GITAM University and a Japan-based pharmaceutical company, Eisai Pharmatechnology and Manufacturing Private Ltd., have entered into an MoU to take up joint research programmes for better health care.

As part of the agreement, the Japanese company will provide need-based support in establishing an industrial pilot plant in GITAM Institute of Pharmacy towards R&D and also help GITAM University in designing, delivering and periodic updating of curriculum for B.Pharm. and M. Pharm programmes to meet the pharma industry needs.

The MoU will promote cooperation and advancement of industry-university interaction and Eisai will support research in its areas of excellence like neurology, gastrointestinal disorders, oncology and acute care, according to a GITAM University press release.

The MoU was signed on Thursday by Eisai president S.S. Lamba and GITAM University Registrar M. Potha Raju in the presence of Vice-Chancellor G. Subramanyam, Pro Vice-Chancellor D. Harinarayana, Eisai Knowledge Centre HR and Administration Director S.R. Saini. and GITAM Institute of Pharmacy principal P. Suresh.

Drug research

Mr. Lamba said that his organisation would extend its support to GITAM University to train quality human resources. Eisai was actively involved in new drug research and a few new anticancer drugs were in the final stage.

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