JAMMU, Jan 11: Keeping in line with Govt move to achieve the goals envisaged for Atmanirbhar Bharat and to further boost & strengthen the research and development for drug development, the CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, Jammu has entered into an agreement with National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL), Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India.
The agreement has been signed for research collaboration by combining their respective research capabilities in the areas of synthesis of reference standards and in-vitro and in-vivo studies (PK studies) on the metabolites with main emphasis on the national goals in area of Dope testing and Global positioning. In future both the Institutes will also explore the role of phyto-chemicals in particular phyto-steroids in dope testing.
While giving the detail of research and development work planned to be carried out under this agreement, Dr Reddy, Director CSIR-IIIM, Jammu, informed that NDTL is mandated to provide accurate and reliable testing services for Dope Testing to the satisfaction of clients and its basic function is to test and analyze dope samples (Urine & Blood) of sports persons by maintaining quality control as per latest version of ISO/ IEC: 17025 and International Standard for Laboratories (ISL) of World Anti-Doping Agency and involved in research in dope testing.
CSIR-IIIM is an internationally competitive centre of excellence in all facets of natural products research and development, including discovery of novel pharmacologically active natural products from plants and microbial species and translating the same into drug leads and candidates by medicinal chemistry, preclinical pharmacology and clinical development. Institute is also involved in scientific validation of Indian systems of Medicines (Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and other indigenous systems of medicine).
The agreement was signed today by Dr D Srinivasa Reddy, Director, CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (IIIM), Canal Road, Jammu and Dr P L Sahu, Scientific Director, National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL), Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India, in presence of Er Abdul Rahim, Head PME division, CSIR-IIIM, Jammu and Dr Sachin Dubey, Scientist, NDTL and other functionaries from both sides.