VIT BIA Separations co-operate biopharmaceutical industry

VIT and BIA Separations to co-operate for biopharmaceutical industry

6:05 AM, 21st September 2012
VIT and BIA Separations to co-operate for biopharmaceutical industry

VELLORE, INDIA/VILLACH, AUSTRIA: Centre for Bio Separations Technology (CBST)/Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) University and BIA Separations announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 31st August 2012, and entered into an agreement to co-operate and to work together towards:

• Developing innovative bio separation 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 bio separations.

BIA Separations sees this as an important partnership 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.

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