Life Sciences & Biotechnology : Technology Vision 2020 (Detailed Report)

 Code No: TIFAC:V:08:IV:DR Price: 2500 Category: Life Science & Biotechnology

 

Developments in Life Sciences and Biotechnology offer immense prospects for better crop varieties, health care systems, effective environmental practices and also in industrial sectors.

The panel has covered in detail, the elements requiring thrust and technology upgradation; R&D needs and opportunities; material resources, infrastructure & human resources; Programmes & policies; and key areas for industrial development and growth for all these areas.

Some salient findings emanating out of this study are:

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Genetic engineering of model plants like tomato, tissue culture of cereals & pulses, isolation and analysis of genes would emerge as important items in the area of agricultural applications. Panel on Food and Agriculture also gives many more details in its report.
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In the area of health care, vaccine development for infectious and vector borne diseases, development of new techniques and drugs for fertility control, specific and non invasive treatment for cancer are emerging as key elements. The panel on health care has also addressed these elements in its report.
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Isolation & identification of bioactive molecules as drugs from Indian marine bacteria, development of elite strains of agarophytes by genetic manipulation and its culture are considered to be important in Marine Biotechnology area.
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Animal hormones, tissue cultured disease/pest resistant plant varieties, genetically improved seeds, home tests for diagnosis of diseases, monoclonal antibodies for diagnostics, molecular mechanisms of drug resistance are envisioned to be of prime importance in the area of Industrial Biotechnology.
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Establishment of regional medicinal plant gardens with variety of agro-climatic conditions, national referral centre for generation and supply of phytochemicals, establishment of a national institute of traditional system of medicine are envisaged to be emerging in the area of Herbal Industry.
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Effective treatment technologies for water, land and air pollution, waste management and recycling, reclamation/ remediation, conservation of biodiversity emerge as life science and biotechnological applications to environmental preservation. 

 

Price : Rs.1000/-

Category : Technology Vision 2020 Reports