STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Life Sciences park to get IISER aid for research

The functioning of Life Sciences Park is being planned in two phases. Of the available 75 acres of land, 38 acres have already been allotted to various companies and establishments in the first phase.

Published: 12th June 2020 06:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th June 2020 06:50 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC) and Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) have signed an MoU to provide essential aid to the researches to be carried out by   various companies being set up in the Life Sciences Park, Kazhakkoottam, of KSIDC.

The functioning of Life Sciences Park is being planned in two phases. Of the available 75 acres of land, 38 acres have already been allotted to various companies and establishments in the first phase. The work on the first phase has already begun and the Institute of Advanced Virology and the Medical Devices Park comes under this. 123 acres of land is available in the second phase in which 86 acres have been acquired for allotting it to various companies.

The MoU was signed with IISER to get assistance for the companies in Life Sciences Park using the facilities of IISER for research facilities, to provide aid for the researchers and to provide animals for the companies in the park. IISER already has a 1.5 lakh sq ft experimental lab that can accommodate around 10,000 animals in 12 rooms. The companies in Life Sciences Park can make use of this facility.

The MoU was signed in the presence of Harikishore S, managing director, KSIDC, J N Narasimha Moorthy, director, IISER, and KSIDC chairman Christy Fernandez (via video conferencing). IISER has offered to provide scientific help to the industries in Kerala in the future.

Stay up to date on all the latest Thiruvananthapuram news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp