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Gujarat’s soil, the new haven for antibiotics

15 February 2012

Gujarat’s soil may contain molecules that could help in manufacturing new anti-bacterial and anti-fungal drugs, say scientists from National Innovation Foundation (NIF).

…..“We have found 7 different bacteria in 2 years of research and are researching if they are known or unknown compounds. The discovery would be of relevance to many pharmaceutical companies who manufacture and market anti-fungal or anti-bacterial drugs,” said A K Saxena, chief scientist and principal investigator at CDRI, Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow that is partnering with NIF for the research…..

Read more: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/gujarats-soil-the-new-haven-for-antibiotics/912358/

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Written by csirindia

February 15, 2012 at 9:31 pm

Posted in CDRI

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