11th May 2012, New Delhi
On the occasion of National Technology Day, six technologies of Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Izatnagar, Uttar Pradesh were transferred to three commercial houses by Dr. S.Ayyappan, Secretary, DARE and Director General, ICAR in a special function organized at the ICAR headquarters, New Delhi. Dr. Ayyappan, complimented IVRI for successful development and transfer of technologies to various commercial houses.
Memorandum of Understandings were signed by Dr. M.C. Sharma, Director, IVRI and the representatives from three commercial houses namely, Managing Director of Indian Immunologicals Ltd. (IIL), Dr. K. Balasubramanyam, Hyderabad; Director of Institute of Animal Health and Veterinary Biologicals (IAHVB) Dr. Renuka Prasad, Bangalore and Managing Director of Vivimed Labs, Hyderabad Dr. Manohar Rao, in the presence of Senior officers of Animal Science Division, ICAR and ICAR institutes.
Out of the six technologies transferred to the commercial houses, two vaccines i.e., Goat Pox and Swine Fever vaccines were transferred to M/S IIL, Hyderabad; PPR, Goat Pox and Sheep Pox vaccines to M/S IAHVB, Bangalore and; Brucella abortus and Bluetongue detection kit to M/S Vimimed Lab, Hyderabad at a total cost of Rs. 127 lakhs with royalty on production basis for next 10-15 years. These technologies will be used in the National Disease Control Programmes to be initiated by Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Government of India.
(Source: Animal Science Division, ICAR)