According to an official statement issued on Wednesday, the Cabinet authorized agreements between the Indian Council of Medical Research and Swiss research organizations to enhance collaboration on diagnostics and antimicrobial resistance.
In February, the ICMR signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Switzerland’s Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics, under which the ICMR agreed to provide financing of up to $100,000, while the Swiss foundation will provide funding of up to $400,000 to local partners and researchers.
The other MoU on Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Innovation was inked in March with the GARDP Foundation. The Swiss foundation strives to research and provides new or better antibiotic therapies while also ensuring their long-term availability. According to the announcement, the partnership would include a shared strategy as well as financial and in-kind contributions from both sides.
(News; The Hindu)