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Open Source Drug Discovery programme to cover drug development and delivery soon

28 June 2012

NEW DELHI: Spurred by the progress of the Open Source Drug Discovery (OSDD) scheme, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is planning to expand its scope of work to include more areas like drug development and delivery.

The OSDD programme, which has emerged as a new platform for innovation in the domain of affordable healthcare, will expand to cover Open Source Drug Discovery, Open Source Drug Development, Open Source Drug Delivery, Open Source Disease Diagnostics during the current Plan period, sources said.

Currently the programme, launched in August 2007, has three specific elements — Open Source Drug Discovery Programme (OSDDP), Distributed Organic Chemical Synthesis (DOCS) Programme, and Science 3.0: Open Innovation, Crowd Sourcing and Open Source Knowledgeware. An allocation of Rs.70 crore has been made under this scheme during the current year……

Read more: http://pharmabiz.com/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=69780&sid=1

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July 8, 2012 at 11:12 am

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