Centre for Bio Separations Technology (CBST)/VIT University (Vellore, India) and BIA Separations (Villach, Austria) announced that they signed a memorandum of understanding on August 31, 2012 and entered into an agreement to cooperate and to work together towards:
• developing innovative bioseparation platforms and technologies,
• education and training of students to prepare them for working in biopharmaceutical industry
• providing technical support, contract research and services to the biopharmaceutical industry, through the setting up of a BIA Separations Platform of Excellence at CBST.
From CBST/VIT perspective, teaming up with BIA Separations will give CBST/VIT access to a unique and leading edge technologies and know-how in the field of downstream purification and separations of large bio-molecules. Combining this technology and know-how with CBST/VIT excellence in “oriented research” and excellent scientific base, provide opportunities for bridging the gap between industry and academia, in the areas of bioseparations.
BIA Separations recognizes CBST/VIT academic and bioseparation excellence. Therefore from BIA Separations perspective this partnership is very important for a successful implementation of BIA Separations technologies that would bring benefits to the biopharmaceutical industry and academic research not only in India but worldwide. This partnership is also in-line with BIA Separations plans to establish BIA Separations India.
Date: September 20, 2012
Source: Centre for Bio Separations Technology
Filed Under: Drug Discovery